WHAT IS A GASTROSCOPY?
Gastroscopy, or EGD
a short, safe, generally painless, office procedure which enables Dr. Michael Braunstein to
visualize the esophagus, stomach, and
duodenum. Dr. Braunstein can ascertain the presence
of reflux esophagitis, Barrett’s
esophagus (a potentially premalignant condition), gastritis, ulcers, celiac
sprue, and Helicobacter Pylori
infection. This is done with short acting, safely monitored anesthesia.
HOW TO PREPARE:
You CANNOT eat for at least 8 hours before
the procedure, except for taking blood pressure and other required medications
with a small amount of water. In addition, you MUST have someone to drive you home after your procedure.