Gastroscopy

Also known as a Gastrointestinal endoscopy or Upper GI endoscopy

This procedure can help find out if there's a problem with the upper part of your digestive system

About

If your consultant wants to examine your upper digestive system they might suggest a gastroscopy. This procedure lets your consultant look inside this part of your body using a tiny, flexible camera called an endoscope. It's usually a quick procedure that takes around 10 minutes.

Need to know

  • What happens icon plus

    Your consultant might offer you a sedative to help you relax. When you're sitting back comfortably your consultant will place a flexible telescope (an endoscope) into the back of your throat and down into your stomach. From there, the endoscope passes down into your small intestine (duodenum). You might feel some discomfort but you shouldn't feel any pain. Using the images taken by the endoscope that appear on screen your consultant will look for problems such as inflammation or ulcers. If they need to take a biopsy, they may do it at the same time. They'll also use the endoscope to take photographs that can help them make any diagnosis.
  • How to prepare icon plus

    Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you. If you're having a sedative, you should arrange for someone to drive you home as you won't be able to drive yourself.
  • Afterwards icon plus

    This procedure can be done as a day case, so you won't need to stay overnight in hospital. You should be able to go back to work the next day after your procedure, unless your consultant tells you otherwise.

Payment Package

Hospital stay and procedure

Prices from

£1,640 subject to the specifics of your treatment as recommended by your consultant.

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Included

Before admission

  • Pre-assessment

During your hospital stay

  • Accommodation in a standard room as quoted above.
  • Routine admission tests
  • Patient meals are included but not transferable.
  • Nursing care and facilities
  • Theatre fees, drugs and dressings
  • Removal of stitches, dressing and plaster as required.
  • Take home medication 

Excluded

  • Any additional nights in hospital not described in the above.
  • Specialist nursing above and beyond required level of care.
  • Any post-operative treatments/consultations which may be required.
  • Any additional or more complex procedures not included in our initial agreement.
  • Any readmission due to complications will result in additional charges in line with our standard prices.
  • Personal costs including visitors’ meals and drinks as well as newspapers.
  • Any costs not specified as included.

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From complex gastric surgery to straightforward investigations, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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