trading as  Calder Hall Medical Centre

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Gastroscopy / Endoscopy

A Gastroscopy (or endoscopy) is a medical procedure during which a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is used to look inside the stomach. also¬†known as an endoscopy. The endoscope is a long, flexible tube with a very small video camera and light on one end. 
To make an appointment, please call our Reception Desk  (868) 660 7873 or   (868) 639 8516

 

When is Gastroscopy indicated?

to diagnose:

  • difficulty swallowing

  • pain in stomach or abdomen

  • bleeding ulcers

  • cancers

Preparations before Gastroscopy

  1. inform your doctor of all medications you are currently taking and any allergies to medications or other substances (such as food)

  2. inform your doctor in advance of any of the following conditions which you know you have or suspect you may have:

  • severe heart, lung or kidney disease

  • lymphoma, leukaemia or if you are receiving chemotherapy

  • have had heart valve disease or implanted pace maker, an aortic graft or any other blood vessel graft

  • diabetes (you may have to adjust your tablets or insuline)

  • you bleed easily

  • use blood thinning medications such as Warfarin tablets or Heparin injections

  • if you are allergic to or do not tolerate any medication

  • if you find an intimate procedure threatening

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Olympus CV-1 Monitor for Gastroscopy   and Colonoscopy
in the Operating Theatre at the Calder Hall Medical Centre


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