What is Gastroscopy?
Put simply, this is the procedure when a consultant gastroenterologist or surgeon puts a camera down into the oesophagus and stomach, through the mouth, in order to observe the condition of the tissue. A biopsy of the stomach and/or oesophagus will usually be taken as a routine part of the procedure. In addition, a test for Helicobacter Pylori will be carried out. The consultant will also be able to see a hiatus hernia or an area of Barrett’s oesophagus and pictures will usually be taken of any abnormal areas.
What does the result mean?
A copy of the final report should be readily available through your GP or hospital consultant. In the majority of cases of acid reflux, the report will simply confirm the presence of oesophagitis (inflammation).
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