Specialist Physician /Gastroenteroligist MBCHB (Zambia)MRCP (UK) Ph.d(Edin) FRCP(Edin

Gastroscopy is used to diagnose stomach pain, heartburn and indigestion. The test is sometimes called an OGD because of the three areas that are examined.

These are:

  • Oesophagus (food pipe)
  • Gastric (stomach)
  • Duodenum (the first part of the bowel)

The test is carried out in private, in our special endoscopy rooms. There will be an experienced nurse with you at all times.You will lie on your left-hand side and a small probe will be placed on your finger that will display your pulse rate and body oxygen levels on a screen throughout the test