Gastroenterology Services

A gastroscopy, also known as an oesophago- gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD), an examination of your oesophagus (gullet), stomach and the first part of your small bowel called the duodenum. This test is a very accurate way of looking at the lining of your upper digestive tract, and to establish whether there is any disease present. The instrument used in this investigation is called a gastroscope. It is a flexible tube and has a diameter approximately that of a little finger. Tests will also be done to identify the presence of H.pylori, a bacteria which has been linked to upper gastrointestinal disease.

Some of the indications for a gastroscopy include unexplained anemia, intestinal bleeding, abdominal pain, heartburn, persistent vomiting and difficulty swallowing. A gastroscopy can also be used to treat a variety of conditions including intestinal bleeding, strictures and removal of foreign bodies.

Dr Loong Yik Yee
Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gastroenterology

Dr Prabhjot Singh Sidhu
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and Physician
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology