What is Gastroscopy?

Category: Procedures

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Gastric endoscopy, also known as esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is an examination of the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and upper duodenum with a small camera (flexible endoscope) which is inserted down the throat.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diagnostic assessment 8 2
Esophagitis 2 0
H. pylori 2 1
Increase effect of another treatment 2 1
Autoimmune hepatitis 1 1

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gastroscopy

Side effect Patients
Soreness 1
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Gastroscopy

Dosage Patients
as needed 1
yearly 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
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 2
Not specified 3
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