Endoscopy is a procedure which enables a physician to view the inside of your intestines and other organs of the digestive or respiratory systems. The endoscope is a long, thin lighted fiberoptic tube used to visualize any abnormalities such as inflamed tissue, unusual growths, bleeding or other conditions
The Endoscope is either inserted through the mouth (upper Endoscopy, EGD) or through the rectum (lower GI, Colonoscopy). Both procedures are done under IV conscious sedation for relaxation.
Patients receiving IV conscious sedation may not drive home from the hospital following procedure; therefore arrangements must be made to be accompanied home following the procedure.
Preparation instructions will be given by the physician performing the procedure.