FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
— What can I expect after a gastroscopy?
After a gastroscopy, you may feel drowsy for a while if you have had anaesthetic. You will be taken to a recovery room until you are well enough to return home the same day. You will need someone to take you home and you may have difficulty eating a normal diet for a few days.
You can expect to receive your results within a few days.
— Are there any risks and complications?
Like any medical procedure, there are some small risks and complications to be aware of. These include a leak through the gullet, bleeding from the biopsy site, and damage to teeth and crowns. Most patients experience no issues from the procedure, but your consultant will go through the risks and complications with you.
— Is it painful?
No, a gastroscopy isn’t a painful procedure. Sedatives can be used to help you relax, alongside a throat anaesthetic.
To book a gastroscopy and get to the root of your digestive issues, contact Mr Alan Woodward today.