Are you concerned about your stomach problems? An endoscopy can help your doctor determine why you're experiencing pain, heartburn and other symptoms. Dr. Saeed Ahmed of Digestive Disease Associates of Central Florida in Wesley Chapel, FL, discusses the endoscopy procedure and shares several benefits.
What happens during an endoscopy?
During your endoscopy, a thin, lighted tube called an endoscope is placed into your mouth and gently passed through your esophagus, stomach and the upper portion of your small intestine. A small camera attached to the tip of the endoscope sends images to a digital monitor. As your gastroenterologist threads the endoscope through your upper digestive tract, he views real-time images on the monitor. Although endoscopies are primarily used for diagnostic purposes, your doctor can take biopsies during the procedure, cauterize bleeding blood vessels and perform other treatments.
What are the benefits of endoscopy?
Endoscopies offer important digestive health advantages. If you think you could benefit from the procedure, call Dr. Ahmed of Digestive Disease Associates of Central Florida in Wesley Chapel, FL, at (813) 994-4800 to schedule an appointment.