A gastroenterologist diagnoses and treats problems related to the digestive system, which includes the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver and pancreas.
We recommend visiting a gastroenterologist if you are concerned about:
  • pain in the stomach or intestines
  • swallowing disorder
  • constipation or diarrhea
  • heaviness and heartburn after eating, as well as bloating or discomfort in the stomach
  • lack of appetite
  • belching
  • bad breath
  • rapid weight loss
  • changes in liver tests
  • bleeding from the anus
Consultations are provided by an experienced gastroenterologist Anastasia Nedbalskaya
A referral from a family doctor is not required.

Gastroscopy in sedation

Sedation is not general anesthesia!

Sedation is a method of anesthesia in which the patient is given medicines that cause drowsiness, calm them down, reduce fear, anxiety and pain.

Sedation should be considered for those who have a high fear of gastroscopy or a risk of not being able to control themselves during the procedure.

The risks of sedation are relatively small. However, sedation is excluded in pregnant women and in people with musculoskeletal disorders and those who are allergic to sedation medicines. The patient should not have a fever or infectious respiratory disease when entering the procedure.

Do not eat or drink for at least 6 hours before sedation gastroscopy. It is not recommended to drink alcohol on the day of sedation.

After the sedation procedure, the patient is monitored in a specialized room. The person can rest there until he or she is ready to leave the clinic in the opinion of both himself or herself and the doctor. Recovery from the procedure takes 30-60 minutes. For safety reasons, the patient should leave the clinic with an attendant and, if possible, should not be left alone for 24 hours after the procedure.

After sedation, mild drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, and gait insecurity may occur for 24 hours. It is forbidden to drive independently on the day of sedation.

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