GASTROSCOPY

Don’t wait until it’s too late, get your Gastroscopy done with us!
Detection of stomach cancer in early stage can be curable.

 

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A gastroscopy, also known as Oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) is an endoscopic procedure that is performed to examine the oesophagus (gullet), stomach and the first part of your small intestine, the duodenum.


A thin flexible tube with a small light and video camera is inserted through the mouth, until it reaches the duodenum. It is connected to a screen that allows Dr Tan to evaluate any abnormalities seen along the way.


Dr Tan will also test for the presence of Helicobacter Pylori bacteria. If the results come back as positive, he will provide you with medications for treatment.


You will be given sedation just before the start of your gastroscopy.

What is a Gastroscopy?
Oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD)?

Why do I need to go for a Gastroscopy?

What are the Signs & Symptoms?

If you have any of the below-mentioned symptoms, you can be recommended to go
for a Gastroscopy.

Dr Tan Chun Hai, Surgicare, Singapore, Gastroscope, Stomach Cancer
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  • Stomach pain

  • Abdominal bloating, burping

  • “Gastric pains”

  • Indigestion

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Reflux, heartburn symptoms

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Iron deficiency anaemia or low blood count

  • Family history of stomach cancer

What are the benefits of the procedure?

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A gastroscopy is performed to examine the alimentary tract and diagnose conditions like stomach cancer, gastritis or peptic ulcers. Detection of stomach cancer in the early stage can be curable with better outcomes.

 

It may also be performed to treat conditions, such as bleeding ulcers, non-cancerous or cancerous growth or tumours.

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What to expect during the gastroscopy procedure?

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PRE PROCUDURE
  • You will consult Dr Tan in his clinic, and scheduled for gastroscopy at the next available time slot of your choosing.

  • You will check in to endoscopy centre 30 – 60 mins before gastroscopy.

  • Dr Tan or an anaesthetist will give you an injection of sedative just before the start of your gastroscopy.

DURING THE PROCEDURE
  • You will be in deep sleep during the gastroscopy.

  • Gastroscopy will take about 10 - 15 minutes. If there are polyps or abnormalities detected, it will removed immediately and the scope may take longer.

  • Dr Tan will also check for any presence of Helicobacter pylori bacteria.

  • If you have a colonoscopy   scheduled together, it will be done after the gastroscopy.

AFTER THE PROCEDURE
  • You will be awake about 15-30mins after the gastroscopy /colonoscopy.

  • You will be monitored in endoscopy centre recovery area

  • Dr Tan will come and explain the results of your gastroscopy / colonoscopy when you are awake. Any medications required will be given to you at the same time.

  • You will be given some refreshments after you are fully awake.

 
 
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