Gastroscopy Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Gastroscopy to foreign patients.
Yanhee Hospital Contact Yanhee Hospital
Private Hospital, Thailand
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   Thai HA AccreditationThai HA Accreditation
Yanhee International Hospital is a modern international hospital with 400 beds capacity and equipped with facilities to serve inpatients and outpatients for medical, cosmetic and aesthetic procedures.
Gastroscopyupon request
Dr. Jesus Arturo Armenta Jasso Contact Dr. Jesus Arturo Armenta Jasso
Gastro & Bariatric Surgeon, Mexico
A Gastointestinal Surgeon who specializes in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. Dr. Armenta speaks fluent English and treats many American patients.
Gastroscopy400 - 500 US$
Raffles Hospital Contact Raffles Hospital
Private Hospital, Singapore
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.
Gastroscopyupon request
Heidelberg University Hospital Contact Heidelberg University Hospital
University Hospital, Germany
Heidelberg University Hospital is one of Europe`s leading medical centers. World-renowned experts provide comprehensive care of the highest international standards in all medical specialties.
Gastroscopyupon request
Xanit Hospital Internacional Contact Xanit Hospital Internacional
Private Hospital, Spain
Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.
Gastroscopyupon request
Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital Contact Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital
Private Hospital, Spain
A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.
Gastroscopyupon request
HM Hospitales Contact HM Hospitales
Hospital Group, Spain
HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.
Gastroscopyupon request
KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital Contact KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital
Private Hospital, Malaysia
MSQH AccreditationMSQH Accreditation
A leading private medical institution in Malaysia which has obtained a number of international accreditations.
Gastroscopyupon request
International Hospital Contact International Hospital
Private Hospital, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A JCI accredited, multi-specialty medical center which is a part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group. The hospital provides medical care in virtually all medical specialties. International patients are catered for through the Acibadem International Patients Center.
Gastroscopyupon request
Nova Medical Center Kailash Colony Contact Nova Medical Center Kailash Colony
Medical Center, India
A modern surgery center, opened in 2010, specializing in elective surgeries. Medical procedures carriedout at the center include general surgery, urology, pediatrics, orthopedics, oncology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, ophthalmology, pain management.
Gastroscopyupon request
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About Gastroscopy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is a Gastroscopy?
Gastroscopy is a procedure in which an endoscope is inserted into the stomach and duodenum to search for diseases and abnormalities. The endoscope is a thin flexible tube with a camera and light attached to it. It is inserted from the mouth of the patient to the stomach. Pictures of the esophagus, stomach, and the duodenum taken by the endoscope are viewed on a monitor by the doctor. During a Gastroscopy tissue samples may be taken to perform biopsy for analysis of ulcers or any other disease. If there are bleeding ulcers, a Gastroscopy may be used to cauterize them.

How is a Gastroscopy performed?
Before a Gastroscopy, local anesthesia is sprayed on the back of the throat of the patient. This makes the throat numb and the patient will find it difficult to swallow. If sedatives are given to the patient, the patient will still be conscious and aware of the procedure. The patient needs to lie on the left side during the procedure. The patient will then be asked to put the endoscope into the mouth and swallow it. Some air is blown into the stomach to effectively perform the examination. The esophagus, stomach, and duodenum are closely examined during the procedure of Gastroscopy.

How to prepare for a Gastroscopy?
Before the procedure, the following things should be kept in mind:
  • The patient’s stomach should be empty before the gastroscopy.
  • The patient should not have any food or liquids for at least 4 to 6 hours prior to the gastroscopy.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient is pregnant, diabetic, or has a heart or kidney problem.
  • Any other health concerns should be reported to the doctor.
  • Some medications that the patient may be taking are discontinued many days before the surgery.
  • There are some medications that should be avoided some days before the surgery.
  • Antibiotics may be given to the patient if the patient has had a heart surgery in the past that involved the use of artificial grafts.

Duration of procedure/surgery:
10 to 15 minutes

Days admitted:
None. Gastroscopy is done on an outpatient basis.

Local anesthesia is sprayed on the back of the throat of the patient before the procedure. The patient is conscious during the procedure.

- Patients who have undergone gastroscopy without the use of sedative can go home an hour or so after the procedure. - Patients who have had a sedative will take longer to be discharged. - The test results will be written on the discharge papers. - Reports of any biopsy may take a few days.

Complications that are involved in a gastroscopy are very rare. The rare risks involved in a gastroscopy are as follows: - Mild sore throat for a few days - Drowsiness due to sedatives - Chest infection - Pneumonia - Damage to the esophagus that may lead to bleeding and infection - Abdominal pain - Fever - Breathing difficulty - Heart attack or stroke among old and unhealthy patients - Allergic reaction to the sedative

After care:
- Patients who have had a sedative should not drive, operate machines, or consume alcohol for 24 hours after the procedure. - The doctor’s instructions should be followed carefully.