[gas-tro-scop-ee] A procedure to examine your digestive system.

What Is Involved?

A gastroscopy is normally a straightforward procedure. You may experience some irritation in your throat but this usually settles within 24-48 hours.

If you require a gastroscopy, your colorectal surgeon will explain the procedure in more depth. You?ll have the opportunity to ask any questions about the procedure and your condition.

What Happens After a Gastroscopy?

Please contact your medical professional if you experience any of the symptoms listed below.

Shortness of Breath

Severe shortness of breath


Vomiting blood


Severe pains in the chest or upper abdomen

If you have any concerns or if you experience any of the above symptoms after your gastroscopy, please contact Coast Colorectal. We can be reached on (07) 5598 0825 during business hours, Monday to Friday. If it?s a weekend or after hours, please contact your GP or hospital.

Gastroscopy Gold Coast