Gastroscopy is an upper endoscopy. This procedure enables your doctor to examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, i.e. the oesophagus (swallowing tube), stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine) for any abnormalities. During the test, biopsies are taken. Biopsies are small samples of tissue. An anatomical pathologist then examines the samples for any abnormalities. We are also able to measure certain digestive enzymes (disaccharidases) and also identify certain infections.
Dr Jeremy Rosenbaum and Dr Jason Yap perform these procedures at Cabrini Hospital, Malvern. Dr Mark Safe and Dr Kathleen McGrath perform these procedures at Epworth Hospital, Richmond.
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