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When To See Your GI Doctor For An Endoscopy

How an endoscopy from your gastroenterologists in Hialeah, Coral Gables, Kendall, and Pembroke Pines, FL, can help protect your health

Endoscopic treatment has revolutionized gastroenterology practice, making diagnosis and treatment of GI conditions and disorders much less invasive. It’s important for you to know when to see your GI doctor for an endoscopy, because early detection and treatment of GI conditions is critical to achieving the best outcome.

The gastroenterologists at Digestive Medicine Associates offer comprehensive GI care, including endoscopic treatment. They have several convenient office locations in Hialeah, Coral Gables, Kendall, and Pembroke Pines, FL, to help protect your health.

An endoscopy can help diagnose conditions affecting your upper digestive system, which includes your esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. An endoscopy is an excellent tool to diagnose and treat:

  • GERD
  • Anemia
  • Ulcers
  • Celiac disease
  • GI cancer

So, how do you know when it’s time to have an endoscopy? When you experience:

  • Chronic nausea and vomiting
  • Continuous abdominal pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding

To prepare for your endoscopic procedure, your GI doctor will advise you to not eat or drink for 4 to 8 hours before the procedure. You should also avoid taking blood thinning medications or NSAIDS, because they can cause a GI bleed.

For your procedure, your GI doctor will probably give you a sedative. This means you need to bring someone with you who can drive you home after your procedure.

An endoscopy uses an endoscope, which is a thin, flexible tube containing a camera at one end. The endoscope is inserted into your throat and guided down into your esophagus and upper GI system. The camera allows your gastroenterologist to view your upper GI system. If any abnormal tissue or growths are found, they can be removed for a biopsy.

An endoscopy is an important diagnostic tool to help keep you and your GI system healthy. To learn more about how having an endoscopy can help protect your health, call the gastroenterologists at Digestive Medicine Associates in Hialeah, Coral Gables, Kendall, and Pembroke Pines, FL. You can reach them at any of their office locations by calling (305) 822-4107, so call today.

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