What is Ugie?

What is Ugie?

Upper GI endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that visualises the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract (the oesophagus, the stomach and the duodenum. Sist revidert: 17.07.2019.

Where are endoscopes found?

An endoscopy procedure involves inserting a long, flexible tube (endoscope) down your throat and into your esophagus. A tiny camera on the end of the endoscope lets your doctor examine your esophagus, stomach and the beginning of your small intestine (duodenum).

How Ugie test is done?

The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. You will lie on a treatment couch, and an endoscope tube will be inserted into your mouth. You will be asked to swallow the thin tube. A tiny camera attached to the tube will help the doctor monitor the images on the screen.

How far down does an endoscopy go?

Credit: Endoscopes can be put into the body through the mouth and down the throat, or through the bottom. An endoscope can also be put inside the body through a small cut (incision) made in the skin when keyhole surgery is being done.

How costly is endoscopy?

Endoscopy cost In India will vary from INR 1000 to INR 5,000. The patient also needs to check insurance cover-up, costs, and consent before the procedure or appointment with a particular doctor or hospital.

How do endoscopes work?

An endoscope is a thin, flexible tube with a light and a tiny camera on the end. The doctor inserts it into the mouth, down the throat, and into the esophagus. The doctor views the images on a screen to look for tumors or other health problems.

Are you put to sleep for an endoscopy?

All endoscopic procedures involve some degree of sedation, which relaxes you and subdues your gag reflex. Being sedated during the procedure will put you into a moderate to deep sleep, so you will not feel any discomfort when the endoscope is inserted through the mouth and into the stomach.

What are the risks of an endoscopy?

Overall, endoscopy is very safe; however, the procedure does have a few potential complications, which may include:

  • Perforation (tear in the gut wall)
  • Reaction to sedation.
  • Infection.
  • Bleeding.
  • Pancreatitis as a result of ERCP.

Do you get a urine catheter during an endoscopy?

Will I need an IV for surgery? Almost all patients require an intravenous catheter during the perioperative period. This allows medications and fluids into your body through the vein. The IV catheter is flexible and allows freedom of movement.

What kind of anesthesia is used for endoscopy?

What type of sedation is used for the endoscopic procedures? We generally use TIVA (Total intravenous anesthesia – intravenous drugs Versed, Fentanyl, Propofol) to sedate patients that do not require airway intubation (placement of a breathing tube).