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Gastrocopy

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GASTROSCOPY
What is Gastrocopy?

Gastroscopy is a day surgery procedure that allows visualization of the oesophagus, stomach and first segment of duodenum (small intestine) via a miniature video camera.


How is a Gastroscopy performed?

  • Fasting of 6 hours is required – no food and drinks
  • Intravenous sedation and local anaesthetic spray are administered. Hence the process will be well tolerated.
  • Specialist doctor will gently pass the endoscope (soft flexible tube with video camera) through your mouth, into the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum
  • The procedure lasts about 15 minutes, but you will need to rest in the recovery room for 2 to 3 hours for the sedation to wear off. Do not drive home

Why is the Gastroscopy recommended?

  • Gastric pain
  • Bloatedness, flatulence
  • Burping, nausea
  • Chest discomfort after meals
  • Difficulty swallowing, stuck sensation at throat
  • Anaemia – low red blood cell count / drop in red blood cell count
  • Black stools
  • Unexplained weight loss, poor appetite
  • History of Helicobacter pylori infection

Purpose of Gastroscopy


Gastroscopy is used to check for gastritis (stomach inflammation), Helicobacter pylori infection, peptic ulcer disease, gastric polyp and gastric cancer (stomach cancer).

Asia Healthpartners is a Medisave accredited centre with day surgery centre for gastroscopy and colonoscopy and visiting consultant specialist for scope.