Upper Endoscopy

There are some stomach, intestinal, and esophageal issues that patients experience that we are unable to properly diagnose with just a simple consultation or physical exam alone. Sometimes further diagnostic testing is required to get to the heart of the problems. In some cases, the gastroenterologists at one of our South Carolina offices may recommend an endoscopy to determine what’s going on.

Upper Endoscopy

What is an upper endoscopy?

This diagnostic procedure is one of the best tools that the gastroenterologists at Consultants in Gastroenterology have for examining and evaluating the digestive tract and for detecting any problems that could be causing your throat, stomach, or other digestive issues.

When is an endoscopy performed?

There are a few situations in which our team may recommend getting an endoscopy:

  • If you are dealing with any digestive symptoms such as persistent heartburn, acid reflux, or abdominal pain
  • To determine the extent or seriousness of a digestive disorder
  • To evaluate a current digestive condition
  • To take a biopsy of the lining of the digestive tract
  • To perform a cancer screening for those who have symptoms or risk factors
  • To remove a polyp or small tumor
  • To stop internal bleeding and to determine what is causing your bleeding

What should I expect from my endoscopy?

An upper endoscopy is only minimally invasive and is the best way to diagnose a digestive condition that impacts the stomach, esophagus, or upper intestinal tract. When you come in for this procedure we will take your vital signs and then place an IV into your arm to provide you with pain medication and sedation to help you relax during your endoscopy. From there, a thin, flexible tube with a camera attached is carefully inserted into the throat and down into the stomach so we can examine the lining and look for ulcers, bleeds, or other problems. This procedure will take anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour to complete.

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Services provided by Consultants in Gastroenterology and the South Carolina Endoscopy Centers will be filed to your insurance company, provided we are given sufficient information. You will be asked to pay your deductible, co-payments or 20% of your office visit fees at the time of service. You are responsible for any balance that remains after your insurance benefits. If you need to verify coverage by your insurance plan, please check with your insurance carrier before your appointment.

Managed Care

We do participate with several managed care insurers. Please call our business office to verify our status with your carrier. The deductible and/or co-payment are expected at the time of service. If your insurance requires a referral, please contact your primary care physician to request one.


Our office participates with Medicare. Patients are responsible for the deductible and co-insurance at the time of service. If you have secondary coverage to Medicare, we will file that claim for you.

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