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Gastroscopy in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing Gastroscopy.

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Hospital La Catolica

Hospital Hotel La Catolica provides comprehensive private healthcare services to local and international patients, mainly from the USA.

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Dr. Jesus Arturo Armenta Jasso

A Gastointestinal Surgeon who specializes in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. Dr. Armenta speaks fluent English and treats many American patients.

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400 - 500 US$

Hospital Country 2000

A small, private and modern general service hospital, offering a wide range of medical services, including plastic surgery, orthopedics, general surgery, oncology, infertility and pediatrics. Facilities include private rooms with a TV and phone line.

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San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro (CMPDH) is a private, proudly Mexican organization, specializing in the provision of high quality health services.

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.

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San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.

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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 Health-Tourism.com. 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.

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

Recovery : - 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.

Risks : 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.

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