Endoscopy

The highest level of professional expertise and technological advancement for your gut health

Early detection and diagnosis are the most important factors in keeping serious illness out of our lives. They are among the only things we can truly control; we can’t significantly affect our environment, and we certainly don’t have a say in our genetic makeup. However, the one thing we can do to maintain our health is pay attention to our bodies and work with a medical specialist to prevent and resolve problems as they arise. Endoscopy is the number one tool for catching dangerous gastrointestinal issues early

I was worried about the endoscopy but found the procedure painless and Dr Zeki was very reassuring and helpful throughout- thoroughly recommended”

– Patient on Doctify

What is endoscopy?

An endoscopy is an exploratory procedure that involves inserting a thin, flexible tube with a camera into the throat in order to take a look inside of the oesophagus, stomach and small bowel as well as the colon. This allows a doctor to detect blockages, growths, or abnormalities in gastrointestinal tissue. When performed by a trained and seasoned professional, this technique is highly effective and minimally invasive.

It is used in the detection and treatment of the following conditions:

 

  • Ulcers, polyps, narrowings and inflammation
  • Acid reflux and GERD
  • Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing
  • Stomach pain and bowel troubles
  • Allergies and infections

The endoscopy experience with Dr Zeki

While an endoscopy may be slightly uncomfortable, it is painless and administered along with a sedative or anaesthetic. Dr Zeki has decades of experience with exploratory and preventative and therapeutic gastrointestinal work. He is dedicated to providing you with the most pleasant and effective treatment possible. He performs all endoscopies for his patients, so you are guaranteed a consultant-led treatment by a highly trained specialist, who is personally invested in your health.

Dr Zeki’s practice is located at London Bridge Hospital, the largest private hospital in the UK. Moreover, his endoscopy services are JAG accredited, meaning that they are formally recognized as adhering to the criteria set by the Joint Advisory Group’s high standards. The JAG accreditation scheme was developed for all endoscopy services and providers across the UK in the NHS and independent sector to ensure the highest quality of service. 

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Endoscopy FAQs

How do I prepare for my endoscopy?

Dr Zeki will give you all the details you will need when you schedule your endoscopy. Generally, you will need to avoid eating or drinking for some time before the procedure to ensure that your stomach is empty. It’s a good idea to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Also, since you will likely be sedated during the endoscopy, arrange for transportation home, and plan on resting for the remainder of the day.

How long will my endoscopy take?

The procedure itself only takes about 15 to 20 minutes, but you will be asked to arrive early to be prepped, and you will need to rest and be monitored for about an hour afterwards. Overall, try to plan around 2 hours for the whole thing. 

Are there any risks associated with endoscopies?

Endoscopies are very safe procedures, especially when performed by trained and experienced specialists like Dr Zeki. If a biopsy is necessary as part of the procedure, there is a small risk of infection, which can easily be taken care of with antibiotics. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned.

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