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Fast appointments to Gastroscopy in Israel

bronchoscopy, gastroscopy, eus - endoscopic ultrasound

To schedule an appointment within 24 – 48 hours, fill the request form or give us a call at +972(0)3-374-1889.
You can also visit our office and we’ll be happy to discuss in person how we can help you (see the map).

Gastroscopy is a diagnostic procedure that examines the inner surface of the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, duodenum). It is performed using a thin fiber-optic instrument called an endoscope (sometimes this test called endoscopy). The endoscope is inserted through the mouth and allows the doctor to see if there are changes or damage to the upper digestive tract, i.e. the above authorities. This is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure that often is used in everyday practice.

Gastroscopy can be recommended if you have pain in the upper abdomen, heartburn, difficulty in digestion of food, frequent vomiting, difficulty in swallowing and other symptoms that might originate from the upper gastrointestinal tract.

  • inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis)
  • ulcers of stomach or duodenum
  • inflammation of the duodenum (duodenitis)
  • gastric inflammation (gastritis)
  • cancer of the stomach, esophagus and duodenum

At the beginning of the procedure the operator applies a local anesthetic in the mouth and throat or gives the patient a mild sedative that will help him to relax.

The patient lies on the side. It Is required to swallow the first part of the endoscope, and then the operator slowly inserts the endoscope through the esophagus into the stomach and duodenum. On top of the endoscope there is a video camera whose images are displayed on a computer. The operator sees on the screen to see if there are abnormalities of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.

Through thin channel of the endoscope, air is inserted in the stomach to stretch, so the operator can see its interior. You may have a feeling that your stomach is full and you need to burp. The operator might take one or more biopsies (small samples from inside the wall of some organs), depending on the indication for which the test is performed and depending on the changes that will run during recording.

Gastroscopy is a safe procedure. Although, as all invasive procedures, it comes with a certain risk. Small complications are unusual and big complications are rare.

FAQ – a few helpful questions and answers.

We work with major medical institutions in Israel to get you the fastest possible appointments, usually within 24-48 hours.

We assist in handling of (international) insurance issues and we make sure the payment process goes smooth and with minimal bureaucratic hassle. In addition, we accept bank transfers, VISA, MasterCard and cash payment methods.

If you have the international health insurance – we will assist to handle the claim issues. In case you have not purchased international health insurance – only the method to cover the medical procedure or medical consultation is direct payment.