apollo spectra


Book Appointment

Interventional Endoscopy - Gastroenterology in Chunni-ganj, Kanpur

Doctors perform Interventional Gastro procedures widely on people with gastrointestinal issues. The short gastro procedure takes 15 to 20 minutes. It helps doctors get a better view of the inside of the intestines.

What is the meaning of interventional gastro procedure?

Interventional Gastrointestinal (GI) procedure includes viewing the inner lining of the digestive tract with the help of an endoscope. This endoscope helps to detect and treat various GI diseases.

What are the different types of interventional gastro procedures?

Depending on which part of the digestive system your doctor wants to check, these are the types of procedures:

  1. Upper GI Endoscopy (EGD): This procedure helps to examine the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
  2. Colonoscopy: for examining ulcers, inflamed mucous lining of intestine, bleeding from colon, abnormal or large bowel.
  3. Enteroscopy: for viewing the small bowel.

How to prepare for interventional gastro procedures?

- You will need to sign a consent form.

- Tell your medical health providers about any allergies you have.

- Stop taking medicines like aspirin that treats ulcer a few days before the procedure.

- Those with blood vessel graft and replaced cardiac valve will receive antibiotics.

- You will be asked to fast for 10 hours before the procedure.

- Don't have fiber-rich food for a week before surgery. Consume soups, tea, fruit juices with seeds.

- Wear comfortable clothes on the day of GI endoscopy

- You should clean your rectum and colon well.

- You will be given a laxative 12 hours before the test.

- You will require to drink 4 liters of a bowel cleansing solution

- You will be given two or three enemas before the Gastro procedure begins

- Your doctor can perform a rectal examination to check for hidden bleeding, abnormal growth, or polyps in the lower intestine.

How is the Interventional Gastro procedure performed?

Upper GI:

- The surgeon will place you on your left. You will be required to wear a plastic mouthpiece so that you keep your mouth open when the tube goes in.

- You will be given a sedative for this procedure.

- After lubricating the endoscope and putting it through your mouthpiece, your doctor will ask you to swallow it. Afterward, he will guide the endoscope from the stomach to the intestine.

-The doctor will clear your saliva using a small suction tube after the test.

- The doctor will check the linings of the esophagus, stomach, and upper portion of the intestine.

-Then the endoscope is taken out, and your linings and the doctor will recheck the linings.

Lower GI:

- The doctor will place you on your left side with your hips backward beyond your abdominal wall.

- He will put the endoscope through the anus and advance it upwards.

- The doctor will check your rectum and colon and recheck them while withdrawing the instrument.

When to see a doctor?

If you experience any of the following:

- vomiting reflux

- Indigestion

- Nausea

- Weight loss

- Difficulty in swallowing

- Bleeding from the esophagus

- Unusual pain in the abdomen

- Chest pain

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Kanpur

Call 1860-500-2244 to book an appointment

What are the complications associated with Interventional GI procedures?

  1. Upper GI endoscopy:

    - bleeding from the esophagus or walls of the stomach

    - Extreme irregularity in the heartbeat

    - Pulmonary aspiration when you eat or drink

    - Infections and fever

    - Decrease in rate and depth of breathing (respiratory depression)

  2. Lower GI endoscopy:

    - Dehydration

    - Local pain in the site of GI endoscopy

    - Cardiac arrhythmias

    - Bleeding and infection in the bowel

    - Respiratory depression

    - Hole formation in the bowel wall

    - Explosion of gases in the colon


Interventional gastro procedures take 15 to 20 minutes to perform. The hospital will discharge you after the effect of the sedative goes away. You can feel drowsy, but your doctor will give you the necessary steps to follow for a smooth recovery. If you face further issues, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

How to get rid of trapped gases after an interventional gastro procedure?

Rest on your right side with a heating pad on your abdomen. Walk a bit in intervals to pass the gas. Consume liquids till the bloating reduces.

Can you choke during the Upper GI procedure?

The doctor lubricates the endoscope well before inserting it. The endoscope is thin and slippery and will slide in easily. You will be under a sedative, so you will not choke.

What not to do after an interventional gastro procedure?

Avoid eating for an hour or two. Till you can swallow, do not eat or drink anything even if you feel hungry and thirsty. Let the effect of the numbing medicine wear off then you can consume food.


Book an Appointment

Our Cities





appointmentBook Appointment