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Upper Endoscopy (Upper GI)

Your physician has requested that you have an upper endoscopic examination. An upper GI endoscopy is a visual examination of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. Your Bux-Mont physician will use and endoscope, which is a flexible, fiber-optic device to perform the examination. The appointment will last 2-3 hours but the actual procedure only lasts about 20 minutes. You will be sedated, and it is unlikely that you will experience any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Some patients experience a mild sore throat for a few hours after the examination.

Your test will be performed at one of our four locations:

  1. Bux-Mont Endoscopy Center, Sellersville (Phone: 215-257-3011)
  2. Bux-Mont Outpatient Center, Harleysville (Phone: 215-257-3011)
  3. Grand View Hospital, Sellersville (Phone: 215-453-4000)
  4. St. Luke's Medical Center, Quakertown (Phone: 215-538-4500)

Preparation for the Exam:

  1. Discuss with your doctor the medications you take. Your medication schedule may have to be adjusted the week before your upper GI examination.
  2. If you are on blood thinners, talk to your doctor for special instructions.
  3. All other medications must be taken 5 hours before your procedure.
  4. Tongue piercings must be removed prior to the procedure.
  5. If your upper endoscopy is scheduled at Harleysville, GVH or St. Luke's Hospital, you will be contacted by those facilities with your time of arrival.
  6. You must have a ride home from the hospital. Since you will be sedated, you will not be able to safely operate a vehicle or machinery for 24 hours.