Is an endoscopy done in an operating room?

Endoscopy procedures are generally performed in a controlled aseptic procedure room environment or in an Operating room, using sedation or short acting anaesthetic medication. Some procedures, such as ERCP may also involve diagnostic imaging equipment. Most endoscopy procedures are performed on a same-day basis.

What is a GI room in a hospital?

An endoscopy unit refers to a dedicated area where medical procedures are performed with endoscopes, which are cameras used to visualize structures within the body, such as the digestive tract and genitourinary system.

What is an endoscopy tower?

An endoscopy tower, also sometimes known as a video tower or an endoscopy or video cart, typically consists of 2 basic components: a light source and a video processor. Besides the display monitor, this tower also usually houses peripheral devices for recording the endoscope’s surgical images.

What type of procedures are done in an endoscopy suite?

There are several types of endoscopy. Those using natural body openings include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) which is often called upper endoscopy, gastroscopy, enteroscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), colonoscopy, and sigmoidoscopy.

Can emergency rooms do endoscopies?

Usually performed as an outpatient procedure, upper endoscopy sometimes must be performed in the hospital or emergency room to both identify and treat conditions such as upper digestive system bleeding.

How painful is a endoscopy?

An endoscopy is not usually painful, but it can be uncomfortable. Most people only have mild discomfort, similar to indigestion or a sore throat. The procedure is usually done while you’re awake. You may be given a local anaesthetic to numb a specific area of your body.

What can I expect from an endoscopy?

Upper endoscopy usually is performed to evaluate possible problems with the esophagus, stomach or duodenum, and evaluate symptoms such as upper abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, difficulty in swallowing, or intestinal bleeding anemia. Upper endoscopy is more accurate than gastrointestinal X-rays…

What should you expect in the ERCP room?

You will be brought to the ERCP room and will be positioned on a special table that allows for x-rays to be taken. You will be asked to lie on your left side, stomach, or back. A small plastic mouthpiece will be placed in your mouth to help protect your teeth and gums. Once you are asleep, you should expect to be comfortable and very relaxed.

How do I prepare for endoscopy?

How to Prep for an Endoscopy. Cease all consumption. Endoscopy preparation truly begins with this step. Generally speaking, all eating must end 4-8 hours before the operation. Sometimes you can drink clear liquids up to 4 hours before (like water and apple or grape juice), but you cannot have milk or orange juice.