An examination into the upper digestive tract.
What To Expect:
doctor will use a small, lighted flexible tube thinner than most of the
food you swallow to examine the lining of the upper digestive tract.
Your mouth and throat will be numbed and tranquilizers will be
administered to relax you. We don't obstruct breathing passages. We
make a special effort to keep you comfortable. In fact, most patients
don't even remember the procedure.
medical assistants will give you very specific intstructions on how to
"prep" for this procedure, which include no food or liquids after
midnight the day before your procedure.
a mild sore throat lasting one to two days. You may use lozenges for
relief. Do not eat of drink for one hour ( your throat will be numb and
we don't want anything to go down the wrong "pipe"). Do not drive for
24 hours after the procedure. Make sure a family member or close friend
is with you the day of your scheduled procedure to listen to the
instructions from the doctor and drive you home.