Endoscopy Abroad: Procedure and Cost

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About Endoscopy

Endoscopy

An endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure that is performed to examine the digestive tract. While there are various types of procedures that involve an endoscope, an endoscopy generally refers to an upper endoscopy, which examines the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.

Performing an endoscopy can help diagnose the cause of certain symptoms such as vomiting, abdominal pain, and bleeding in the intestine. It can also help to detect the presence of ulcers and tumors. During the endoscopy, it is possible for the doctor to take a biopsy to examine any tissue abnormalities.

The procedure involves using an endoscope, which is a flexible thin tube that is fitted with a light and a video. Often the endoscope is inserted through the mouth and down the throat. The video relays images to a monitor which are interpreted by the doctor. The patient is generally conscious during this procedure, however are usually administered with a local anesthetic and conscious sedation. Some doctors may spray the with a numbing spray to prevent discomfort.

In other cases, an endoscope may be inserted through the anus, a procedure which is known as a colonoscopy. Other types of endoscopes include gastroscope, cystoscope, arthroscope, and bronchoscope. An endoscope may also be used to assist with laparoscopic surgery.

Recommended for
  • Diagnosing problems with the digestive tract

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital
1 . Overnight stay not required.
Average length of stay abroad
1 - 3 days.
Number of trips abroad needed
1.
Endoscopy

The esophagus, as seen through an endoscope.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 . Overnight stay not required.
Average length of stay abroad 1 - 3 days.
Number of trips abroad needed 1.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 .

Overnight stay not required.

Average length of stay abroad 1 - 3 days.
Number of trips abroad needed 1.
Endoscopy
The esophagus, as seen through an endoscope.

Compare Endoscopy prices around the world

Thailand $ 2,303
Turkey $ 1,455
Mexico $ 700
India $ 150
Poland $ 33

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

Every year, close to 14 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving medical care. At MEDIGO, we provide our patients with access to the top clinics and doctors around the world. To discover where the best Endoscopy clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

200000

Patients who used MEDIGO

1200

Clinics across 35 countries

195

Countries represented by MEDIGO patients

20

Languages spoken at MEDIGO

Before Endoscopy abroad

Patients will usually need to fast for 6 to 8 hours ahead of the procedure, in order to have an empty stomach. Before the procedure begins, the doctor will usually administer a local anesthetic and sedation before the camera is inserted, to help to reduce discomfort.

How is it performed

The endoscope is inserted into the mouth, down the throat and first examines the esophagus. The endoscope is then passed into the stomach and duodenum to examine for any normalities present. Should the doctor notice any abnormalities, they may take a biopsy of tissue to run tests on it, they may also remove polyps. Once the examine is complete, the endoscope is removed.

Anesthesia

This procedure is generally performed under local anesthetic and conscious sedation.

Procedure duration

The Endoscopy takes 30 to 60 minutes.

Endoscopy
The endoscope is inserted through the mouth and passed down the throat, down the esophagus to the stomach and duodenum.

What to expect after Endoscopy

Post procedure care

Patients will feel the effects of the sedative for some time after the procedure, and should not drive until the following day. Patients may also experience a sore throat in the hours following the procedure.

Important things to know about Endoscopy

Potential risks
  • Perforation
  • Infection
  • Bleeding

Compare Endoscopy prices around the world

Thailand $ 2,303
Turkey $ 1,455
Mexico $ 700
India $ 150
Poland $ 33

Source: Medigo prices

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42 clinics on MEDIGO offer Endoscopy

KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland

87

$ 33

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

95

$ 2,303

Leech Private Clinic

Graz, Austria

100

Please inquire

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42 clinics on MEDIGO offer Endoscopy

KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland

87

$ 33

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

95

$ 2,303

Leech Private Clinic

Graz, Austria

100

Please inquire

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Similar procedures

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum using a small camera.

 
Learn more about Colonoscopy
Gastroscopy

A gastroscopy is an examination of the inside of the gullet, stomach and duodenum.

 
Learn more about Gastroscopy