Endoscopy information and locations in Mexico

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With the use of an endoscopy, gastroenterologists can do minimally invasive procedures on the esophagus, stomach, intestines, bile duct, rectum, and anus to diagnose uncommon symptoms, confirm a diagnosis, and locate the source of the symptoms.
Endoscopies are performed by a gastroenterologist or general surgeon with a two year fellowship in digestive endoscopy. During the procedure, the endoscopist passes through the mouth or rectum a thin-flexible tube with a light and a camera attached that allows seeing images of the digestive tract. If something is found, the specialist can take a biopsy or treat it at the same time.
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Endoscopic additional procedures information
Gastritis, an irritation or inflammation of the stomach's lining, is typically caused by alcohol, stress, medications, infections, bile reflux, or Helicobacter pylori (bacteria). An upper endoscopy, in which the endoscopist (gastroenterologist) inserts the endoscope into the mouth to see the stomach lining, is used to detect gastritis.
A gastroenterologist using endoscopy can diagnose gastrointestinal disorders. A number of examinations and procedures, such colonoscopies, upper endoscopies, CT scans, and X-rays, may be part of the screening process. GERD, IBS, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer are the most common disorders.
Gastrostomy tube – G-Tube
A gastrostomy tube or feeding tube involves introducing the endoscope through the mouth to see into the stomach, then, a small incision is made on the abdomen to introduce the tube. A G-tube is recommended for newborns with birth defects of the esophagus or for patients who can’t swallow or can’t take enough nutrients from food.
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Benefits of an endoscopy

Can treat various problems
Endoscopies can help find the cause of heartburn, abdominal pain, and detect and treat ulcers, blockages, and abnormal growths.
Minimal invasive
Endoscopic procedures are minimally invasive and do not require incisions. The endoscope is a safe and fast procedure that usually takes 20 to 30 minutes.
Most endoscopic procedures are performed as an outpatient and require 2 to 24 hours of hospital stay or until the sedation wears off.
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Recent news

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What is gastrointestinal endoscopy?: MedTalk Podcast S3 – EP6 - (Español)
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Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.