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250 S. La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

By Appointment Only

We do not see patients
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Upper GI Endoscopy

What is upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy?

Endoscopy means looking inside and typically refers to looking inside the body for medical reasons using an instrument called an endoscope. Endoscopy can also refer to using a borescope in technical situations where direct line-of-sight observation is not feasibleUpper GI endoscopy is a procedure that uses a lighted, flexible endoscope to see inside the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.

The Advanced Surgical Institute features state-of-the-art facilities for interventional endoscopy procedures in the gastrointestinal and bilio-pancreatic tract providing a wide range of specialized diagnostic and treatment modalities not commonly provided in the medical community. We emphasize personalized patient care that is delivered through our physicians' commitment to excellence and endoscopic expertise.

 

 
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   What problems can upper GI endoscopy detect?
 

Upper GI endoscopy can detect

  • ulcers
  • abnormal growths
  • precancerous conditions
  • bowel obstruction
  • inflammation gastritis
  • inflammation of the lining of the stomach
  • hiatal hernia
  • esophagitis and heartburn
  • chronic inflammation of the esophagus due to reflux of stomach acid and digestive juices
 
 
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Are patients outside of the Los Angeles area able to have a consultation and surgery on the same day? We can help you with Travel Arrangement . (For more info click here)

Many of out of town patients have their initial physical exam and consultation immediately prior to scheduled surgery. During this consultation, the doctors will discuss the surgery in full detail.

 
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Are the costs of procedure covered by Insurance?

Our center accepts most insurance plans. You may submit information regarding your insurance carrier in the Patient/Inquiry department. Our staff will verify your insurance information and determine if your insurance covers the procedure. Insurance will be considered for this surgery if proper documentation is provided to substantiate medical necessity.
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What insurance companies do you accept?

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We accept a variety of insurance carriers and plans. During your initial consultation, you'll complete a Patient Questionnaire that contains a section on insurance coverage. You may contact our office directly prior to your consultation to discuss insurance coverage and verification. Please call us at:
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   When is upper GI endoscopy used?
 

Upper GI endoscopy can be used to determine the cause of

  • abdominal pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • swallowing difficulties
  • gastric reflux
  • unexplained weight loss
  • anemia
  • bleeding in the upper GI tract

Upper GI endoscopy can be used to remove stuck objects, including food, and to treat conditions such as bleeding ulcers. It can also be used to biopsy tissue in the upper GI tract. During a biopsy, a small piece of tissue is removed for later examination with a microscope.

 
   Preparation
 

It is important not to eat or drink anything for at least eight hours before the exam. The physician instructs the patient about the use of regular medications, including blood thinners, before the exam.

Driving is not permitted for 12 to 24 hours after upper GI endoscopy to allow sedatives time to completely wear off. Before the appointment, patients should make plans for a ride home.
 

 
   How is upper GI endoscopy performed?
 

Patients may receive a local, liquid anesthetic that is gargled or sprayed on the back of the throat. The anesthetic numbs the throat and calms the gag reflex. An intravenous (IV) needle is placed in a vein in the arm if a sedative will be given. Sedatives help patients stay relaxed and comfortable. While patients are sedated, the doctor and medical staff monitor vital signs.

During the procedure, patients lie on their back or side on an examination table. An endoscope is carefully fed down the esophagus and into the stomach and duodenum. A small camera mounted on the endoscope transmits a video image to a video monitor, allowing close examination of the intestinal lining. Air is pumped through the endoscope to inflate the stomach and duodenum, making them easier to see. Special tools that slide through the endoscope allow the doctor to perform biopsies, stop bleeding, and remove abnormal growths.
 

 
   Recovery from Upper GI Endoscopy
 

After upper GI endoscopy, patients are moved to a recovery room where they wait about an hour for the sedative to wear off. During this time, patients may feel bloated or nauseated. They may also have a sore throat, which can stay for a day or two. Patients will likely feel tired and should plan to rest for the remainder of the day. Unless otherwise directed, patients may immediately resume their normal diet and medications.

Some results from upper GI endoscopy are available immediately after the procedure. The doctor will often share results with the patient after the sedative has worn off. Biopsy results are usually ready in a few days.
 

 
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