Tuesday, June 15, 2010

During the procedure EGD

What should I expect during the procedures?

Your doctor will give you a medication through a vein to make you relaxed and sleepy, and the back of your throat may be sprayed with local anesthetic. While you are in a comfortable position, the panendoscope is inserted through the mouth and each part of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum is examined.

The procedure is extremely well tolerated with little or no discomfort. Many patients even fall asleep during EGD.

The tube will not interfere with your breathing. Gagging is usually prevented by the medication.

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