An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (upper GI) is a safe, minimally invasive procedure that enables Dr. Loria to view the lining of the upper part of a patient’s gastrointestinal tract. It is used to help diagnose conditions involving the esophagus, stomach, and beginning of the small intestine called the duodenum. The procedure utilizes an endoscope, which is a thin, flexible tube with a lens and a light source at the end, that transmits images to a monitor for precise examination.
Before recommending any procedure, Dr. Loria first takes a comprehensive history and conducts a thorough physical examination. From here, appropriate diagnostic testing will be ordered, which can include an upper GI endoscopy. Some symptoms that an upper GI endoscopy may be used to assess include unexplained nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, and anemia. During the procedure biopsies, removal of polyps or tumors and control of bleeding can be performed, often eliminating the need for a second test or procedure.
This is a quick and well-tolerated procedure that is performed using sedation to ensure utmost patient comfort. Dr. Loria utilizes the latest technology and performs all GI endoscopy procedures at Carnegie Hill Endoscopy, a state-of-the-art facility located on Lexington Avenue between 97th and 98th Street. When Dr. Loria recommends an upper GI endoscopy, he provides each patient with a detailed explanation of what to expect and how to prepare as well as, answer any other questions.
This varies depending on what is being looked for. The visual findings are discussed the day of the procedure. However, if a tissue sample is collected for a biopsy, it will take a few days to receive the laboratory results. Dr. Loria keeps patients informed every step of the way.
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