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GI Endoscopy in Latin America

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

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$

CIMA Hospital

A modern, JCI accredited hospital which provides a full range of diagnostic, emergency, medical and surgical services.

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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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Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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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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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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San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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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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