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Gastroscopy

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Gastroscopy (also known as oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy, or OGD) is a medical procedure using a flexible endoscope to diagnose lesions and diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract, including the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum. If you have indigestion, gastroesophageal reflux disease, dysphagia, or symptoms or diseases related to oesophageal or stomach cancer, you should follow your doctor’s advice and undergo a gastroscopy.

Gastroscopy can be more accurate than X-ray in identifying the cause of the disease, allowing the doctor to observe the condition of the upper gastrointestinal tract on the screen instantly and to use different instruments to stop bleeding, remove polyps, etc., and to extract suspicious tissues for further biopsy. Please contact us for the detailed pricing of gastroscopy.

Gastroscopy (OGD) Check-up

Gastroscopy is a simple procedure that can be completed in about 2 hours at day medical centre. Prior to gastroscopy, an anaesthetic procedure will be performed to minimise discomfort during the examination. Gastroscopy using a flexible tube of approximately 0.9 cm diameter is passed through the mouth into the body and the lining of the oesophagus, stomach and part of the duodenum will be examined. The entire gastroscopy generally takes about 15 to 20 minutes and the patient will be then taken to the recovery room where he/she will be checked with the vital-index device for further monitoring by a team of healthcare professionals.

Is it dangerous to perform gastroscopy (OGD)?

Although gastroscopy is an invasive procedure, it is a safe check-up item. Patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, valvular heart disease, or those taking medication, however, should inform their doctor before the examination so that they are aware of their health condition. Patients should also contact the centre as soon as possible if they feel unwell after the examination or if they have any questions about the test results.

Gastroscopy (OGD) Charges

To cater for the needs of each patient, HKMED offers a number of Gastroscopy packages. For details of the terms and conditions of health care vouchers, medical cards and insurance plans, patients are advised to check with the relevant organisations.

Types of Anaesthesia for Gastroscopy (OGD)

To reduce patient anxiety and discomfort during the entire gastroscopy, two types of anaesthesia are available at HKMED:
Intravenous sedation: the patient is injected with intravenous sedatives to relax for the gastroscopy examination.
Deep anaesthesia: through deep anaesthesia, patients can undergo gastroscopy without discomfort.

Preparing for Gastroscopy (OGD)

Patients need to fast for 6 hours before gastroscopy so that the doctor can examine the lining of the stomach more clearly. The patients should inform the doctor of any medication currently taking, or the suspect or confirmed pregnancy before the examination so that the doctor is aware of the patient’s condition. After the gastroscopy, the patient will be taken to the recovery room for a rest. Due to the use of sedatives, patients are advised to avoid operating heavy machinery, signing legal documents or driving for 24 hours after the examination.

No food or drink six hours before the procedure

Please inform the doctor if you are taking any drugs or medications, particularly for diabetes or that could affect blood clotting

Please inform the doctor before the inspection if the patient is or might be pregnant.

Please take off any metal accessories, dentures & contact lenses and change surgical gown

Gastroscopy Q&A

1. Do I need to be admitted to hospital for gastroscopy?
Gastroscopy is a simple check-up that can be completed in about 2 hours after the doctor has assessed the patient’s physical condition and considered the procedure could be conducted at a day medical centre.

2. Do I need a referral letter for gastroscopy? ?
No referral letter is required for specialist services at HKMED, but if you need to apply for an insurance claim, you may need to check with your insurance company for the details of the claim.

3. Can I have a gastroscopy on the same day?
Same-day appointments for gastroscopy may not be available due to the need to abstain from food and drink for 6 hours prior to the gastroscopy. The usual procedure is to arrange an consultation with the doctor to understand the patient’s condition before arranging the appropriate examination and treatment.

Please inquire at the Centre for details.

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