Endoscopy Test Specialist Bethpage Farmingdale, Hicksville, NY

Endoscopy Test Specialist Bethpage Farmingdale, Hicksville, NY

An Endoscopy test allows the doctors to view the internal parts of a patient’s body to diagnose diseases and inspect the organs. It is a routine, outpatient procedure that is required to examine a patient’s digestive tract. At LI Medical Group, Dr. Ronald Fagan is the head gastroenterologist.

We specialize in performing safe endoscopy tests using our state-of-the-art equipment at our Endoscopy Center based in Bethpage Farmingdale, NY.

So, whether you are a resident of Hicksville, Farmingdale, or any other area surrounding New York, our Endoscopy Specialists are well-equipped to diagnose any early signs of digestive system diseases. Schedule a consultation today!

What is an endoscopy?

Endoscopy, also known as upper endoscopy, EGD, or esophagogastroduodenoscopy, is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that helps physicians examine the patient’s digestive tract. During this procedure, a long flexible tube with a camera is inserted into the opening of the mouth.

At our endoscopy center in Bethpage Farmingdale, NY, we have a fully equipped testing facility and a team of certified gastroenterologists to conduct testing using advanced technology equipment and diagnose a range of diseases..

What diseases can be detected with an endoscopy test?

The endoscopy test is used to diagnose many conditions that may affect the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. The Upper GI Endoscopy is usually conducted to identify many different diseases, such as:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Ulcers
  • Barrett's esophagus (Pre-cancerous abnormalities)
  • Stomach infection
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Inflammation and swelling in the digestive system
  • Celiac disease
  • Blockages

What happens during endoscopy?

An endoscopy procedure primarily involves inserting a long, flexible tube called an endoscope down the throat and into the patient’s esophagus. It usually has a microscopic camera on the end of the endoscope.

It creates clear images of hard-to-reach organs, such as your pancreas, inside of the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine (duodenum).

Are there any possible risks?

As the upper GI Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure, there are some possible complications that may occur, such as:

  • Risk of infection
  • Risk of bleeding
  • Risk of a tear in the lining (perforation) of the duodenum, esophagus, or stomach

There are also a few unique health conditions that may put patients at other risks. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure discussing all of your concerns with the healthcare professional before the procedure.

If you are over 50 and suffering from digestive or intestinal issues, an endoscopy can help detect any abnormalities. LI Medical Group is a fully equipped endoscopy test facility with advanced technology and a team of the best endoscopy specialists in Bethpage Farmingdale, NY. Schedule a consultation for expert assistance.

What to expect during the Upper GI Endoscopy?

Upper GI endoscopy is an outpatient procedure. Thus, it is recommended for patients to bring a family member or a friend with them to drive them home after the procedure. It usually involves the following:

  • An IV (intravenous) line is used to inject the sedative to relax the patient’s muscles and induce numbness during the procedure.
  • The patient’s heart rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs are monitored throughout the procedure.
  • Next, the patients are required to lie on their side on the x-ray table, and numbing ointment or spray is applied to the throat to prevent the gag reflex as the pipe is passed down the throat.
  • Patients usually have to wear a bite guard to prevent from biting down the pipe, and the saliva is suctioned by the medical staff.
  • Patients may feel some pressure as the tube goes down to the esophagus, stomach, and into the duodenum. The tissue samples are also collected during the procedure (if needed).
  • The procedure usually takes around an hour. After the exam, the tube will be taken out, and as the anesthesia is administered during the procedure, the patient is observed until it starts wearing off.