JAG Accredited Private Gastroscopy
Vista Health is a leading provider of Gastroscopy services across the UK.
A Gastroscopy, also known as a Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, or Upper GI Endoscopy, is a technique used to examine the upper digestive tract using a thin telescope to investigate symptoms such as diseases of the stomach, esophagus (gullet), and duodenum.
The procedure is a reliable check-up for gastrointestinal disorders that is performed in convenient, private facilities by consultant gastroenterologists. A Gastroscopy will help determine whether you have a problem with the upper section of your digestive system.
All our Gastroscopy services are JAG Accredited
What can a Gastroscopy investigate?
A Gastroscopy can be used to investigate symptoms you may be experiencing. It can also be used to examine or treat certain medical conditions. Symptoms may include:
- Long-term abdominal pain
- Persistent nausea and vomiting of blood
- Swallowing difficulties (dysphagia)
- A decreased amount of red blood cells in the body (anemia)
- Unexplained blood loss from your bowel
The following are some of the most common causes of the above symptoms:
- Gullet inflammation (esophagus)
Some of these symptoms may also suggest medical conditions such as peptic ulcers, coeliac disease, hiatus hernia, esophageal cancer, Barrett's esophagus, gastro-oesophageal-reflux-disease (GORD), and cancer of the stomach.
A small, flexible camera called an endoscope is used by your consultant to pass through the nose into your esophagus. From there, the endoscopy passes through to the small intestine (duodenum).
During a gastroscopy, a small sample of your blood tissue called a biopsy may be taken of the esophagus, stomach, or small intestine and sent for analysis under a microscope to help diagnose and determine your condition. Also, the doctor will take photographs which will help provide a diagnosis.
What happens during a Gastroscopy?
Your consultant will insert a flexible telescope (endoscope) into the back of your throat and down into your stomach until you're comfortable. The endoscope then travels down into your small intestine (duodenum). Your doctor will examine the images captured by the endoscope and shown on the screen for signs of inflammation or ulcers. If a biopsy is needed, they can perform this at the same time. They'll also use the endoscope to take photos that will aid their diagnosis.
How do I book a Gastroscopy procedure with Vista Health?
With a referral
If you have a referral from your GP stating the procedure required, please send the referral to our patient care team at email@example.com.
What if I don't have a referral?
We offer virtual consultations with a highly qualified Endoscopist, who can provide a diagnostic referral if required. We can support you by discussing your symptoms and recommend the best possible plan for your condition.
Fixed Price Gastroscopy
An outpatient consultation which lasts between 15-30 minutes typically to discuss the patient's symptoms and create a management plan.
An outpatient consultation which lasts between 45-60 minutes typically to discuss long term or complex gastroenterology conditions with patients.
Follow up consultation
Your consultant may decide, after your initial consultation with us, that its necessary to invite you back for another consultation to review your condition/symptoms.
This price is inclusive of the procedure (including any biopsy/polyp and histology) as well as one post procedure follow up consultation.
Convenient locations in London and across the UK
Vista Health is a leading UK healthcare specialist provider specialising in diagnostic services for the private healthcare market. Helping clinicians and patients to start the health journey sooner.
Why would you need a Gastroscopy?
An upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is a safe and effective way to determine whether you have a problem with the upper part of your digestive system.
A Gastroscopy can help to investigate the following symptoms:
Nausea and vomitting
Unexplained weight loss
If you have any questions then please do contact our friendly and knowledgeable Patient Care team on 0333 200 2064 or have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions that may be able to answer any concerns you may have about having a Gastroscopy with Vista Health.
We understand that you may wish to discuss this with a family member or a friend before booking an appointment, so we have put together a printable Endoscopy summary sheet for your convenience.
If you do not have Adobe PDF reader installed then you can download it here.
Interested in a Gastroscopy?
Please contact us via the form below, or alternatively call us and speak directly to one of our experienced staff. We are here to help.
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Tel: 0333 200 2064
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