What is Esophageal Endoscopy?

Category: Procedures

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Endoscopy means looking inside and typically refers to looking inside the body for medical reasons using an instrument called an endoscope. This test involves passing an endoscope, a long, flexible black tube with a light and video camera on one end, through the mouth to examine the esophagus.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diagnostic assessment 23 6
Improve swallowing 8 1
Acid reflux 2 0
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 2 1
Choking on food 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
1
None
6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Esophageal Endoscopy

Side effect Patients
Abdominal wind pain 1
Chest pain 1
Dizziness and feeling faint 1
Esophageal ulcer 1
Increased energy 1
Soreness 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 8
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1 patient evaluation for Esophageal Endoscopy

Apr 2, 2016 (Started Apr 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time

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