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Gastroscopy

Thanks for the D2D. Gastroscopy is usually performed under moderate or ‘conscious’ sedation . This is a state where patient is ‘put to sleep’ or sedated, but can be respond purposefully when called or touched. The medication is given through an intravenous...
16 Oct 2018
Thanks for the D2D. Unlike colonoscopy, ‘ routine’ gastroscopy for general screening is not proven. I typically advise 2 groups of people to go for ‘screening’ gastroscopy. 1. Patients with symptoms that may be due to disorders of the upper digestive...
16 Oct 2018
Thanks for the D2D. When I find an abnormality, I will do the following: Make an endoscopic diagnosis. In many conditions, a good endoscopic diagnosis and picture documentation is sufficient to proceed to management. Try to find an underlying cause of the condition. For e...
16 Oct 2018
Gastroscopy is used to examine the organs of the upper digestive tract: the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum (it's the first and shortest segment of the small intestine) . I perform gastroscopy for 3 groups of patients: Patients with symptoms that may be due to ...
16 Oct 2018
Thanks for the D2D. Preparation for gastroscopy is surprisingly simple. My patients are allowed to take a light meal 6 hours or more before the procedure . Clear liquids such as water, fruit juice without pulp and carbonated beverages may still be taken until up to 2...
16 Oct 2018
Hi Yun Ling, Thanks for the D2D. Based on the MOH website on October 2018, the median cost of a standard diagnostic gastroscopy performed as day surgery ranges from $300 to $910 for subsidized patients , depending on the hospital. Medisave can be used to cover the cost o...
16 Oct 2018
Hi Yang Meng, Thanks for the D2D. During the actual procedure, I always start by spraying a local anaesthetic to numb the back of the throat. The patient then lies on the left side, and I give medication through an intravenous line to put the patient to sleep . Once...
16 Oct 2018
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