The team at Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants in Lake Worth, Florida, offers the latest diagnostic testing for many gastrointestinal symptoms. The experienced team provides upper endoscopy procedures to diagnose the root cause of your symptoms accurately, so treatment can begin as soon as possible. Learn more about the diagnostic advantages of an upper endoscopy by calling today, or by requesting a consultation online now.
An upper endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that explores the inner structures of the uppermost digestive system to pinpoint the cause of unexplained symptoms like:
The test may also be useful for accessing the damage in your esophagus caused by acid reflux and gastroesophageal disease (GERD).
In addition to diagnosing the cause of your symptoms, your Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants provider can remove tissue samples from your digestive tract for further analysis at a medical lab.
This outpatient procedure involves the insertion of an endoscope into your mouth and down into your esophagus. The endoscope is a flexible tube that holds a light and a tiny camera used to send back images of your esophagus and stomach to an external monitor.
Your doctor watches the monitor to identify any abnormalities or damage in your stomach, esophagus, and beginning of the small intestine, such as:
In the event your Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants provider identifies an issue that affects your digestive health, they can use specialized instruments that go through the endoscope and make necessary repairs or collect tissue samples.
Following your upper endoscopy, you need to recover briefly before going home to rest. You may have some discomfort in your mouth or throat due to the insertion of the tube. It’s also common to experience bloating, gas, and abdominal cramping that resolves on its own within a day or two.
The Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants medical team reviews the results of your upper endoscopy to determine if you need additional testing or a treatment plan for an existing condition.
If your doctor collected a biopsy during your upper endoscopy, they will contact you with the results and recommendations for any necessary treatment.
To find out more about the benefits of an upper endoscopy, schedule an appointment at Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants by calling the office, or by requesting an appointment online now.