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About gastrointestinal endoscopy procedure:

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You must have an empty stomach before an endoscopy, so you should not eat eight hours before the procedure. You will be given a sedative through an IV into your vein or a tablet. You will also be given a spray to numb the back of your throat.

Then, a mouthpiece will be put in your mouth, and you will be asked to lie on your left side. A specialist will insert the endoscope through the mouthpiece and down your oesophagus, then into your stomach. You will be able to breathe just fine and will remain awake during the procedure, which will take about 20 minutes. Afterward, the patient will be told to rest for a few hours, although you can eat and drink right away.

About colonoscopy

In a lower endoscopy, the patient will need to take an enema the day before the procedure, which means the patient should not go to work on that day or the day of the procedure. The doctor will probably also give the patient some dietary restrictions to follow two days before the procedure.

Directly before the procedure, the patient will be given a sedative and often a painkiller through an IV. The patient will lie down, and the endoscope is inserted through the anus and into the colon, where the examination will take place. The examination usually takes around 30 minutes. Afterward, the patient will be told to rest for a few hours, although you can eat and drink right away.

Tips about the procedure.

What Should I Do Before an Upper Endoscopy?

Before the upper endoscopy, tell your doctor about any medications (including over-the-counter) or supplements you are taking and about any medical problems or special conditions you have. You may be asked to hold off on certain medications or supplements prior to the procedure or afterward.

Can I Eat or Drink Anything Before an Upper Endoscopy?

An upper endoscopy requires that you have an empty stomach before the procedure. The doctors will advise you on eating and drinking preferences before you come to Riga.

Also let us know if you are taking any medications. Necessary medications may be taken with a small sip of water.

Will I Be Able to Fly Following my Upper Endoscopy procedure?

Yes, you will need to rest in our medical facility and then recover in the hotel for about 6 hours following endoscopy.  And Fly later in the evening.

What Can I Expect the Day of my Upper Endoscopy?

  • A doctor will explain the upper endoscopy in detail. The doctor will answer any questions you may have.
  • An experienced doctor will perform the procedure.
  • You will be asked to wear a hospital gown and to remove your spectacles and dentures.
  • A local anaesthetic (pain-relieving medication) may be applied at the back of your throat.
  • You will be given a pain reliever and a sedative intravenously (in your vein). You will feel relaxed and drowsy.
  • A mouthpiece will be placed in your mouth. It does not interfere with your breathing.
  • You will lie on your left side during the procedure.
  • The doctor will insert the endoscope into your mouth, and into your stomach. The endoscope does not interfere with your breathing.
  • Most procedures take 15 to 30 minutes.
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