Question: What type of doctor does an endoscopy?

Most often, a gastroenterologist will do an upper endoscopy in a doctors office, GI clinic, or hospital. A gastroenterologist is a doctor who specializes in the GI tract. Many other specialists can perform an upper endoscopy as well.

Who performs endoscopy procedure?

A specialist in diseases of the digestive system (gastroenterologist) uses an endoscopy to diagnose and, sometimes, treat conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach and beginning of the small intestine (duodenum).

How long does it take to do an endoscopy?

An endoscopy usually takes between 15 and 45 minutes, depending on what its being used for. You can usually go home the same day and do not have to stay in hospital overnight.

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