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GI Endoscopy in Asia

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Asia performing GI Endoscopy (gastrointestinal endoscopy).

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai offers world class and advanced facilities and services in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and international patients. This 2000-bedded facility which is Halal and NABH certified, is one of India's top healthcare destination.

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Mahkota Medical Centre

A comprehensive tertiary healthcare centre servicing local patients and foreign patients from neighboring countries.

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Bumrungrad Hospital

Bumrungrad International is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.

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510 - 570 US$

Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.

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Yanhee Hospital

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.

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Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang

An acute care general hospital in Penang with advanced facilities and healthcare professionals specializing in a wide range of medical areas.

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Sourasky Medical Center

A major medical center in Tel Aviv operating three hospitals under its lead, and serves as a teaching and research center as well.

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Apollo Hospital Chennai

The Apollo Hospital Chennai is part of the Apollo Hospitals group. The hospital is JCI accredited and considered as one of the best hospitals in India.

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Sheba Medical Center

The largest medical centre in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.

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About GI Endoscopy

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 GI endoscopy?
Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is a procedure that examines your digestive tract using a flexible endoscopic tube with a tiny camera attached to it. This camera is connected to an eyepiece or a monitor for viewing.
GI endoscopy enables the diagnosis of various gastrointestinal diseases. It also helps in treating certain diseases by cauterizing any bleeding and removing polyps. It also allows tissue samples to be taken to perform analysis and biopsies.
A GI endoscopy is performed to diagnose and treat symptoms like stomach pain, vomiting, indigestion, ulcers, tumors, bleeding, difficulty in swallowing, and chest pain.

How to prepare for a GI endoscopy?
Before a GI endoscopy is performed, you should inform the doctor if:

  • You are allergic to any medicine or anesthesia
  • You take medicines for any disease or condition
  • You have bleeding problems
  • You are pregnant
  • You are diabetic and consume insulin
  • You’ve had surgery or treatment using radiation to your stomach, intestine or your esophagus.

What are the different types of GI endoscopy?
There are two types of GI Endoscopy:
  • Upper GI Endoscopy
  • Lower GI Endoscopy

How is an upper GI endoscopy performed?
You will need to lie on your left side. A plastic mouthpiece will be placed inside you mouth to keep it open during the entire procedure. A lubricated endoscope is passed through the mouth piece into your mouth and you need to swallow the endoscope. A small suction tube is used to clear any saliva. When the endoscope is swallowed, the doctor examines the linings of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. According to the requirement, polyps may be removed and bleeding wounds may be cauterized during the procedure. Biopsies may be performed on tissue samples gathered from the endoscopy.

How is a lower GI endoscopy performed?
You will need to lie down on your left side, with your hips flexed back from your abdominal wall. A lubricated endoscope is inserted into your anus and into your lower abdomen. To help the endoscope move easily, you may be asked to shift your position from time to time during the procedure. The doctor will examine your colon and rectum during the lower GI endoscopy. Surgeries may be done if necessary.

Duration of procedure/surgery : A GI endoscopy usually takes 10 to 20 minutes with added time for any surgical procedures during the endoscopy.

Days admitted : None. GI endoscopy is done on an outpatient basis.

Anesthesia : Local anesthesia is used to spray or gargle to numb your throat.

Recovery : - If you are sedated during the procedure, you will be moved to the recovery room. - You may experience cramps, bloating and sore throat. These side effects should disappear within 24 hours of the procedure. - Usually, patients can eat after the procedure. - The doctor will inform you on how soon you can get back to your regular activities.

Risks : Complications are rare. However, a few that may occur include the following risks: For upper GI endoscopy: - Bleeding and puncture of esophagus - Palpitation - Pulmonary aspiration - Infections - Respiratory depression among patients with liver cirrhosis and severe lung diseases For lower GI endoscopy: - Abdominal pain - Bleeding - Infection - Dehydration - Puncture of colon - Cardiac arrhythmias - Respiratory depression among patients with liver cirrhosis and severe lung diseases - Combustible bowel gases in your colon may explode while removing polyps

After care : - After getting discharged from the hospital, 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. Inform the doctor if you have the following symptoms: - Trouble swallowing - Throat, chest, and abdominal pain worsens - Vomiting - Blood in the bowel movement - Fever

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