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Fibrogastroscopy with Sedation

What does it consist of?

The test is performed in an outpatient operating room and takes approximately 30 minutes. A mouthpiece is placed to protect the denture and, once placed in a comfortable position, the doctor inserts the endoscope, a long and flexible tube equipped with a light and a small camera at one end, through the throat until it reaches the upper part of the digestive tract under anesthesia and sedation. so it is a completely painless test.


Who is it for?

This test is performed for different reasons, including:

  • The detection of polyps or precancerous lesions, to prevent them from leading to tumors, narrowing of the esophagus, hiatal hernias or gastric ulcers.
  • The presence of signs or symptoms such as abdominal pain, pain when swallowing, unexplained weight loss, vomiting blood, burning stomach, among other stomach problems.
  • Treatment of some stomach problems, by taking samples (biopsy) or removing abnormal tissues.
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