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How long should I allow for my appointment in endoscopy?

How long should I allow for my appointment in endoscopy?

Usually: 1/2 -1 hour for preop and preparation, another 1/2-1 hour for procedures and 1/2 hour for recovery but best to discuss with your endoscopist ahead of time. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more


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Could a colonoscopy or endoscopy allow the doctor to see the pancreas?

Could a colonoscopy or endoscopy allow the doctor to see the pancreas?

Only the duct system: Scopes are inside the intestines. The pancreas is external to the intestines. The opening of the duct leading from the pancreas into the intestines is visible. The endoscopist can enter that duct and inject a dye that will light up the ducts within the pancreas. This procedure can identify problems within the pancreatic duct system. ...Read more

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Is there any type of endoscopy where the doctor can see inside your liver directly with a camera? If not is there any procedure that does allow a doctor to see inside your liver directly?

Is there any type of endoscopy where the doctor can see inside your liver directly with a camera? If not is there any procedure that does allow a doctor to see inside your liver directly?

We below: you are so young? What really is your concern? There are some wonderful and helpful diagnostic tests to help evaluate and suspicious area of the liver. But why would one so young be so worried? ...Read more

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I had a lump removed, 3 weeks ago from near my anus.Now have an appointment to attend endoscopy clinic. Worried to what's going on?

I had a lump removed, 3 weeks ago from near my anus.Now have an appointment to attend endoscopy clinic. Worried to what's going on?

Best to find out: Exactly what is going on. It is impossible for us to know. You will soon know all the answers. Be patient. I know it is hard. But don't cross bridges that you may never come to. It just might be a swollen lymph node that was aggrevated and you will be fine. Keep your chin up and keep us posted! ...Read more

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Help! I am waiting for another appointment with my gasto specialist doctor but why would the blood test be positive if the endoscopy is negative?

Help! I am waiting for another appointment with my gasto specialist doctor but why would the blood test be positive if the endoscopy is negative?

See Below: What blood test? If the blood test for h pylori was positive but endoscopy was negative, the two are not inconsistent. A person can have h pylori infection and not have any disease. ...Read more

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They told my husband that he couldn't eat anything the entire day before. Isn't that too long? He's having an endoscopy as well.

They told my husband that he couldn't eat anything the entire day before. Isn't that too long? He's having an endoscopy as well.

Not too long -normal: If he is having a colonoscopy he would need take medication to help with the clean out to prepare his colon for the scope typically the day before. The doctor has to be able to maneuver the colonoscope thru the colon and inspect the entire colon clearly. If he eats there will be food and stool still present impairing his view using the scope. ...Read more

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How long does an upper endoscopy take?

How long does an upper endoscopy take?

EGD is pretty quick: Upper endoscopy uses an optical device on a flexible, steerable tube to examine esophagus, stomach, & upper small bowel. Often, biopsies are taken to rule out barrett's esophagus, eosinophilic esophagitis, h.Pylori bacteria, celiac sprue. A diagnostic study as such takes less than 5 minutes, during which you are sedated. Therapeutics (dilation, cautery, polypectomy, etc.) adds a few minutes more. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a colonoscopy and endoscopy?

How long does it take for a colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Variable time: A colonoscopy and endoscopy at the same is called a bi-directional. There are variables that affect the amount of time such as skill of the operating physician, amount of fecal material and need for tissue samples. Generally the actual procedure takes 10 - 45 minutes. After the procedure it takes approximately 30 mins to 3 hours to recover from the sedating medications. ...Read more

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What happens during an upper endoscopy? How long will it take to recover?

What happens during an upper endoscopy? How long will it take to recover?

Usually: You have mild sedation for the procedure and a numbing spray for the back of your throat. Otherwise you shouldn't feel anything. After, your throat may be a a little sore but you should not have any true pain especially if no biopsies were done. Back to your normal routine the next day. ...Read more