What to Expect During an Endoscopy

By Kamran Ayub, MD, MRCP
April 12, 2022
Category: Gastroenterology
Tags: Endoscopy  

If you’re dealing with gastroenterological issues, there might be a few different types of tests that your doctor might recommend so that they can get a full look at what’s happening in your body. One common test used to check out your GI tract is an endoscopy. When you first hear about it, you might be overwhelmed and aren’t sure what you should be expecting from this procedure. Dr. Kamran Ayub in New Lenox, Oak Lawn, and Joliet, IL, and serving Orland Park and Frankfort, IL, can explain what you should expect at your endoscopy appointment and how you can prepare.

What to Expect During an Endoscopy

When your gastroenterologist in New Lenox, Oak Lawn, and Joliet, IL, and serving Orland Park and Frankfort, IL, first tells you that you need an endoscopy, you may be nervous and totally unsure of what will happen. An endoscopy is a simple procedure that uses a long tube and camera to look inside of your digestive tract and find any issues that you may be dealing with.

Usually, an endoscopy is done by inserting the tube through the mouth and you’ll be fully asleep during the procedure. If your gastroenterologist finds any issues in your digestive tract, they’ll be able to take a small biopsy with the endoscope and send it for testing as soon as possible.

To prepare for this procedure, your doctor will most likely instruct you not to eat or drink before the endoscopy. They may also prescribe laxatives to make sure that your large intestine is clear and results are easy to read.

Contact Your Gastroenterologist Today!

An endoscopy is simple and knowing what to expect can make it less daunting. Contact Dr. Kamran Ayub in New Lenox, Oak Lawn, and Joliet, IL, and serving Orland Park and Frankfort, IL, to learn about what an endoscopy is and what to expect. Call for more information today at (708) 475-5233.

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