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GI Endoscopy in Spain

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Spain performing GI Endoscopy (gastrointestinal endoscopy).
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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

We work on all aspects of this speciality, diagnosing as fast as possible and effectively treating the different diseases.

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Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quironsalud Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital has certified medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Hospital General de Catalunya

The Digestive Care department at Hospital General de Catalunya offers full consultative services in the field of medical and surgical gastroenterology.

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Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Quironsalud Hospital Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management. IMTJ Best International Hospital of the world (awards 2017)

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Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

Division of Gastroenterology is responsible for a wide variety of target organs, including the gastrointestinal tract, liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

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Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Quirónsalud Hospital Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

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.

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Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.

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HM Hospitales

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.

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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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