An Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person’s digestive tract.
Why is an Endoscopy performed?
Endoscopy is done to check if an organ or specific area of your body is infected, damaged, or cancerous.
What Happens During an Endoscopy?
A doctor inserts an endoscope through the mouth. An endoscope is a flexible tube with an attached camera that allows your doctor to see. Then the doctor measures the images on monitor.
How to prepare for Endoscopy?
You will be advised to fast for up to 12 hours before the procedure. You will also need to inform the doctor about any medications you’re taking, including over the counter drugs and nutritional supplements, and also alert your doctor about any allergies you might have.