Endoscopy at Ohio State: Why and What to Expect

By: Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

The gastroenterology department does endoscopy. Endoscopy is actually inserting a flexible a tube into the gastrointestinal tract. This allows us to visualize the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Endoscopies are usually done are usually ordered by the gastroenterologist after a consultation.

Patients that have symptoms of abdominal pain, or bloating, or abnormal bowel movements such as diarrhea or constipation may require an endoscopy to further evaluate the gastrointestinal tract. The endoscopy allows us to do biopsies of the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and those biopsies are then evaluated under a microscope in the pathology department for mucosal diseases that may be contributing to the patient's gastrointestinal symptoms. Most patients are concerned about endoscopy because of the sedation that's given and the fear of losing control and not really being aware of their surroundings. We assure patients in this in the controlled setting that we'll be monitoring their heart rate, their blood pressure, their oxygenation rate.

We also will be looking for any potential complications that do occur. Less than one percent of patients a develop complications related to an endoscopy procedure. We also specialize in more advanced procedures that actually evaluate the liver and the pancreas and this is very unique.

At Ohio State University we have a lot of people in our division who specialize in this and have excellent training in a the management and diagnosis of complex diseases of the liver and the pancreas.

Endoscopy at Ohio State: Why and What to Expect

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