Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. GI Unit.
Nova Scotia Health Authority
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A gastroscopy is an exam of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) that bends and has a small light and camera on one end to look for any changes on the inside of your upper GI tract. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, where to go on the day of the test, how the test is done, what happens after the test is over and possible complications. If sedation is given, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test.