An upper endoscopy (gastroscopy) is a procedure that allows the doctor to examine the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum and small intestine. Biopsies at the time of endoscopy may occur if required and photos are taken so the doctor can review the findings.

A gastroscopy is used to diagnose the cause of signs and symptoms such as: bleeding, heartburn, reflux, nausea, abdominal pain, swallowing difficulties.

A consultation is required with the doctor prior to gastroscopy investigation and if repeat procedures are required, the patient will be recalled for the endoscopy as per the doctor instructions.