Last reviewed 01/2018

Oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy is a procedure that involves swallowing a flexible endoscope. It is widely performed as an out-patient procedure. The patient is generally given sedation before the procedure, e.g. intravenous diazepam or midazolam. The pharynx is anaesthetized with local anaesthetic.

Pre-op measures include:

  • fasting from midnight
  • consent
  • patient should be warned that cannot drive for 12-24h after endoscopy
  • insert an IVI line
  • arrange follow-up