When To Schedule an Endoscopy

When you need to schedule an endoscopy in Manhattan & New York, you can turn to Dr. Moshe Rubin, who has an office on Park Ave in New York City to provide the procedures you need.

What Is an Endoscopy?

An endoscopy is a procedure that allows your gastroenterologist to look inside your body without the need for surgery. The thin flexible tube with a tiny camera attached is inserted through the mouth and allows the doctor to see your esophagus, stomach and duodenum. This procedure is often referred to as an upper GI endoscopy. The procedure is usually performed under sedation or general anesthesia but can be done on high risk patients with only topical anesthesia. 

The obvious answer for when to schedule an endoscopy is when your gastroenterologist recommends it to help diagnose correctly the symptoms you are suffering from. 

Why You May Need an Endoscopy

When you have pain or other symptoms that are disrupting your life, you need help. When that pain is in the upper digestive system, an endoscopy is an important tool in getting to the bottom of your problem. For many symptoms, there is more than one possible diagnosis. Worrisome symptoms that make an endoscopy a good idea:

  • Dark stools
  • Acid reflux
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Difficult swallowing
  • Unexplained weight loss

Why You May Need an Endoscopy

An endoscopy is helpful in diagnosing GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), celiac disease, ulcers and cancer in any of the areas that are being viewed.  

Preparing for an Endoscopy

When your doctor has determined that you need an endoscopy in Manhattan & New York, you will be given the necessary directions. These will usually include abstaining from food for at least 8 hours before the procedure. Depending on your doctor and what the issue is, you may need to consume only clear liquids for up to 48 hours. Your gastroenterologist needs to know all the medications that you take, even those that are OTC or natural. You will get a sheet with directions, follow it to the letter. 

Recovering From an Endoscopy

An endoscopy usually takes only 5 to 10 minutes. You may experience a sore throat and it will take a while for the anesthesia to wear off. You should not make any important decisions for the rest of the day, and make sure that you arrange for someone to drive you home. 

For information on getting an endoscopy, contact Dr. Rubin in New York, NY, and serving Manhattan, NY. Our office can be reached on the phone at (212) 772-1012 or schedule your appointment online on our website.

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