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Rego Park, NY 11374

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By Queens Boulevard ASC
June 21, 2017
Category: Gastroenterology
Tags: Endoscopies  

Gastrointestinal issues can quickly decrease your quality of life, send you running to the restroom at inconvenient times and causing endoscopiespain and discomfort. However, your gastroenterologist can help diagnose and even treat your stomach issues with endoscopic treatment. Learn more about endoscopies and what your doctor uses them for with Queens Boulevard Endoscopy Center in Rego Park, NY.

What is an endoscopy? 
Endoscopy is a medical procedure performed by a doctor which uses an endoscope inserted into the digestive tract to track, diagnose and monitor digestive issues and even treat some digestive conditions. The endoscope consists of a long, thin tube with a light and camera attached to the end. Your doctor inserts the endoscope via the mouth through the esophagus to explore the upper digestive tract and through the rectum to explore the lower digestive tract.

When is endoscopy necessary? 
Endoscopic treatment is versatile, allowing doctors to use it for many different reasons. Some of the most common uses include exploring symptoms like digestive tract bleeding, ulcers and changes in bowel movements. Endoscopy also searches for, detects, and removes polyps, precancerous growths in the digestive tract. Endoscopy can take biopsies and your doctor can thread specialized instruments through the endoscope to repair problems with the digestive tract.

Endoscopic Treatment in Rego Park, NY
Endoscopic treatment is safe and effective and has been in use for many years. You will most likely have to fast for up to 8 hours or receive a laxative to take before your endoscopy to clear the digestive tract for the procedure. Your doctor uses a sedative to relax your body and mind. Most patients do not remember most of their procedure. The anesthetic wears off in about an hour. Patients will need someone to drive them home after their procedure as the medicine’s effects make tasks like driving unsafe.

For more information on endoscopy, please contact Queens Boulevard Endoscopy Center in Reno Park, NY. Call (718) 406-8000 to schedule your appointment with your gastroenterologist today!

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Gastroenterologist Rego Park, NY
Queens Boulevard ASC
9525 Queens Blvd Ste 3
Rego Park, NY 11374
(718) 406-8000