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All posts tagged stomach scope

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Upper Endoscopy Preparation

Fortunately, the upper endoscopy does not require a bowel preparation like the colonoscopy, but it does require fasting from midnight the night before your procedure.  You should not have anything by mouth from midnight before the procedure until after the exam is finished.  If you take blood pressure medication, talk to the physician performing the exam in regards to taking the  medication with a sip of water the morning of the procedure.  Different people will require different answers to that…

Upper Endoscopy

Hi, it’s Dr. Parker again and in this post I’d like to talk about the Upper GI Endoscopy or “Stomach Scope”. This is a procedure that is very similar to the colonoscopy except it is a visual inspection of the esophagus, stomach and first portion of the small bowel.  There are many reasons to have an upper endoscopy, so I’m not going to go over why your doctor has recommended it for you, but I’ll talk about the process itself….