Questions and answers on gastroscopy
We do a gastroscopy if certain gastric/intestinal symptoms have to be clarified.
The procedure is done on an empty stomach. To enable an accurate diagnosis, the region of inspection should not contain ingested food. That is achieved with a fast of 6 – 8 hours prior to the procedure.
No. Gastroscopy may be unpleasant but generally involves little or no pain.
If your throat has been anesthetized, you should neither eat nor drink for some hours after the procedure. Local anesthesia of the throat may involve a larger risk of choking.
If no sedation was used, sport activities can be resumed upon leaving the office. If you were given sedation, you should give your body a little rest that day.