Gastroscopy, and it particular what to expect before, during and after the scope and is for patients and the public. It is the first in the series of four videos on endoscopy.
The video discusses how to prepare for a gastroscopy and what to expect during he scope. This examination involves a passage of a thin flexible tube through the mouth and is used to visualise the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum, which is the first part of the small intestine. it usually takes between 5 to 10 minutes and is usually done under sedation where the patient is asleep during the examination.
The videos are easy to understand and tries to use everyday language as far as possible. The videos are full of images and follow a standard format of topic objective, word index, content and summary. Each topic covers diagnosis, investigation, management and prevention. Videos are an average of between 5 to 10 minutes. I created the videos, using my over 30 years of experience in managing patients with gut and liver problems . I am a gastroenterologist and hepatologist and was trained in Edinburgh, United Kingdom ,and Tokyo and have worked in academia and the private sector.
As the adage goes “A picture is worth a thousand words”. I believe combining images and explanations using blackboards, helps one better understand a medical condition. With knowledge, a person gets a better sense of control, and hence is empowered to make informed decisions.