Endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure in which your upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract is examined through an instrument called an endoscope. A thin, flexible tube containing fibers that light and send images that the doctor can view through an eyepiece.
Your upper digestive tract includes your esophagus, stomach and duodenum. The endoscopy will help to identify whether there are inflammations, ulcers or other problems in this part of your digestive pathway.
Arranging for the Examination
Your doctor has referred you to Montrose Surgical Associates because we are specialists who perform these examinations.
First, you’ll meet with your MSA doctor so that you will know who is performing the procedure and all of your questions about it can be answered. At that meeting, you will also receive detailed instructions to prepare yourself for the examination, including specific diet restrictions before the examination so that your stomach will be empty for viewing.
If not previously done so, you will schedule your endoscopy procedure and discuss the arrangements to be made for someone to drive you home after you have the procedure. As you will be sedated during the procedure, it will not be safe for you to drive yourself.
While we may give you some preliminary information immediately after your examination, we will certainly be prepared to give you the full results within a few days of the endoscopy.