On this page you will find instructions and forms you might want to familiarize yourself with before you visit Bustleton GI. Feel free to download and print the documents by clicking on respective links.
Click Here to download and print the Preparation Instructions Upper Endoscopy
Click Here to download and print the Instructions Colonoscopy (English)
Click Here to download and print the Instructions Colonoscopy (Russian)
Click Here to download and print the Preparation Instructions Colonoscopy (English)
Click Here to download and print the Preparation Instructions Colonoscopy (Russian)
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Q. What is Endoscopy?
A. Endoscopy deals with examining the inside of the body using an endoscope, which is an instrument consisting of a flexible tube and a fiberoptic system. During an endoscopic procedure, an endoscope is introduced into the body through a natural opening. Endoscopic procedures can be used to diagnose and evaluate a condition and also as a form of treatment.
Q. What is an EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)?
A. An EGD, or esophagogastroduodenoscopy, is a procedure that examines the lining of the upper GI tract from the mouth to the beginning part of the small bowel. This procedure is typically performed on patients who have difficulty swallowing or who may have ulcers, heartburn, upper GI (gastrointestinal) bleeding, or to find the cause of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, anemia, weight loss. It is also used to investigate tumors or abnormalities in the upper GI tract.
Q. What is a Colonoscopy?
A. A colonoscopy is a procedure that examines the lining of the lower GI tract, large intestine (colon and rectum), using a colonoscope, a flexible fiber-optic tube. A biopsy may be performed to evaluate tissue, such as hemorrhoids, rectal bleeding, polyps or in determining the extent of inflammatory bowel disease, diagnose causes of diarrhea, constipation or chronic abdominal pain. Polyps or growths can be removed during colonoscopy allowing these lesions to be removed without undergoing major surgical procedure. A colonoscopy also helps diagnose colon cancer.
Q. Why do I have to come to your office early for my first appointment?
A. There are several forms that need to be completed, some related to insurance and some related to your medical history. Completion of the medical history form helps our doctors to better address your problem.
Q. Will I feel pain during endoscopic procedures?
A. The majority of patients who undergo procedures, especially colonoscopy, experience minimal to no discomfort. Moreover, the medications used create a temporary amnesia so most patients have no recollection of the procedure they underwent. We strive to provide excellent service that is comfortable for you yet that doesn’t jeopardize your safety.