Is EGD required for gastric sleeve?

Is EGD required for gastric sleeve?

Is EGD required for gastric sleeve?

In our study 56 (21.5%) patients who had an EGD required some form of modification in management based on the endoscopy. The findings of our study suggest that routine EGD should become the standard of care in all patients undergoing bariatric surgery.

What tests are done before gastric sleeve?

Certain basic tests are done prior to bariatric surgery: a Complete Blood Count (CBC), Urinalysis, and a Chemistry Panel, which gives a readout of about 20 blood chemistry values. All patients get a chest X-ray and an electrocardiogram. Many surgeons ask for a gallbladder ultrasound to look for gallstones.

Why do you need an endoscopy before bariatric surgery?

Gastroscopy is routinely performed in our hospital before any bariatric procedure in order to assess the upper gastrointestinal tract for any abnormal findings.

What is a bariatric EGD?

Upper GI endoscopy is a procedure in which a doctor uses an endoscope—a long, flexible tube with a camera—to see the lining of your upper GI tract. A gastroenterologist, surgeon, or other trained health care provider performs the procedure, most often while you receive light sedation.

Is an EGD a diagnostic test?

An EGD test is a diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedure used to help in the diagnosis or treatment of stomach/duodenal ulcers, inflammation, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), cancer, or dysphagia (swallowing problems) and other problems in the upper gastrointestinal tract.

How long is endoscopy for bariatric surgery?

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty takes about 60 to 90 minutes.

What is the most serious complication of gastric endoscopy?

The most serious major complication of endoscopic dilation is perforation with a reported incidence ranging from 0-9%, depending on the underlying etiology of the stricture. Complications related to sedation are more common than these technical complications, however.