A small flexible tube with a miniature camera is passed through the mouth, down the esophagus, (swallowing tube) into the stomach, and first part of the small bowel (duodenum). Learn more information about Gastrointestinal Endoscopy refer to HealthLinkBC. Learn more about surgery in Interior Health or ambulatory care in Interior Health.

Resources

Gastroscopy Patient Discharge Information

Gastroscopy Patient Discharge Information

Gastroscopy Patient Information

Gastroscopy Patient Information

Conscious Sedation for Endoscopy

Conscious Sedation for Endoscopy

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there pre-service instructions for the patient

Yes.

Is a referral required?

Yes. Physician referral and appointments required.

Do I need a ride home?

Yes. You are considered legally impaired for 24 hours and can not operate a vehicle.

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