This procedure uses a lightweight and flexible endoscope to see the upper GI tract consisting of the esophagus, duodenum and stomach.
You should not eat or drink 4 to 8 hours before this procedure. Refrain from chewing gum or smoking. If you have any medical conditionand are on any medication, please inform the doctor accordingly. Before we perform the GI endoscopy, we will provide the patient with some local anesthetic to numb the throat.