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Medical Procedures Explained

Trying to find out what is wrong with you can be stressful. Sometimes it can be difficult to know what a procedure is and what it might be able to tell your doctor.

Use this page to find out more about medical procedures. We will be updating it regularly so do pop back and take a look!


What is it?

Upper GI Endoscopy
A procedure to take a look into your throat, oesophagus, stomach and the top end of your intestine known as the duodenum. It may also be known as a gastroscopy.


How does it work?

The endoscope is flexible and thin telescope which has a camera at the end. It is passed into your mouth and throat and down towards your stomach, depending on where your doctor would like to investigate.

Sometimes tiny amounts of tissue are also removed at the same time for a biopsy.