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Endoscopy

What is an endoscopy?

An endoscopy is a procedure that allows doctors to examine the lining of your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. An upper endoscopy examines your esophagus, your stomach and the first portion of your small intestine.

What to expect during an endoscopy

During the procedure you will be sedated. We will view your digestive tract using a tiny tube, called an endoscope, which has a camera attached. The procedure usually takes 30 to 45 minutes, but patients should fast at least 6 hours before.

Why is an endoscopy performed?

If you have difficulty swallowing, digestive issues, persistent nausea or vomiting, your doctor may refer you for an endoscopy to identify the source of discomfort. An endoscopy can more accurately detect abnormalities in your digestive tract than an X-ray or other methods.


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  • J. Philip Hoffmann
    • Gastroenterology,
    • Internal Medicine
    Reed Internal Medicine
    Lawrence, KS
    • Video
  • Kenneth K. Kimmel
    • Gastroenterology
    Lawrence Internal Medicine, P. A.
    Lawrence, KS
  • Chad D. Johanning
    • Family Practice
    Lawrence Family Practice
    Lawrence, KS

    785-841-6540
    Accepting new patients

    • Joseph H. Hawkins
      • Family Practice
      Eudora Family Care
      Eudora, KS

      785-542-2345
      Accepting new patients

      • Teresa M. King
        • Gastroenterology
        The Internal Medicine Group
        Lawrence, KS

        785-505-5160

        • Video
      • Jamie Madl
        • Gastroenterology
        Lawrence GI Consultants
        Lawrence, KS

        785-505-2250

        • Video
      • Thomas R. Marcellino
        • Family Practice,
        • Concussion Care
        Mt. Oread Family Practice
        Lawrence, KS

        785-842-5070
        Accepting new patients

        • Video
      • Charles Brooks
        • Gastroenterology
        Lawrence GI Consultants
        Lawrence, KS

        785-505-2250
        Accepting new patients

        • Video
      • Ervin Eaker
        • Gastroenterology
        Lawrence GI Consultants
        Lawrence, KS

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