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Upper Gi Procedure
Safe: As with any procedure an upper GI or endoscopy has it's risks and benefits which should be discussed with your physician. This being said endoscopy is widely performed and very well tolerated. The sedatives used are minimal and safe and the technology has progressed substantially with some centers now offering less invasive nasogastric approaches. ...Read more
See below: I would talk to your child, and let them know what to expect. Try to allay their fear as much as you can. And let them know they will be given some medicine to make them sleepy. ...Read more
Having Upper GI done next month to figure out swallowing issues. What can I expect right before, during, and after procedure?
Endoscopy procedure: Before: don't eat/drink for several hours (they'll tell you how many). During: they'll give you a sedative to relax you (you'll be awake, and can follow commands, but very sleepy). They'll numb up your throat with a spray so you won't feel much. They'll give you certain commands to follow that help them perform the procedure. After: you may not remember much. Could have sore throat for a day or 2. ...Read more
Acid reflux symptoms off/on for 5 years. Gi doc says i need endoscopy bad. I'm newly insured. What is the avg cost of the procedure? How much avg would my out of pocket be? I have to have this done
Good luck with that: Medical billing is a nightmare! no one here will be able to answer your question. There's too much variation in pricing & in insurance coverage. Your best bet is to call your insur carrier 1st & ask what your costs would be, either as a % of total or as a deductible you have to meet, & then call the doctor's office & ask the cost (realize that the facility & anesthesiologist will bill too). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Visiting GI doc for the first time before the colonoscopy. Does it usually just talk about the procedure or will he also examine me for my problems?
My wife felt dizzy and fell first time while carrying Teapot n burned her elbow n thigh first degree n brused elbow. She has GI Endoscopy in 3 days. Is her falling Going to effect Procedure. Should dr know and why? Thanks.
Ouch! poor woman: I feel for your wife and am glad she seems to have a caring husband. It's not likely that her fall will impact the test results - but it is very good to let the Dr(s) know of this recent event. Everything about our body is valuable data to help make accurate decisions. Knowing this ahead might help them prepare to keep her safe too. Also tell of all medications she uses. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper GI surgeon did abdo/pelvic MRI & it has found simple cyst on left kidney. Does this require any treatment or procedure?
Having an upper GI endoscopy done in the afternoon 3PM.(dysphagia?) Last meal was last night at 9PM. Only clear liquids this morning, but my stomach/throat full (slow digestion?). Is this a problem for the procedure.
Had upper GI endoscopy to check for lesions. Could any dangerous entities (other than H. Pylori infection)...have been missed?
I had been taking Nexium (PPI) up to the day before procedure (allowed by gastroenterologist)
Followup w ur doctor: generally w/o lesions, biopsies not taken unless symptoms or history (e.g. of ulcer) warrant including ruling out H pylori. however given ur age (esp prolonged nexium use), if severity warrants, discuss w ur doctor re diet and life style changes to decrease symptoms of reflux (if indeed reason for nexium) and rule out reversible esp causes if stomach symptoms - happy to consult further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer