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Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Procedures 

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Procedures
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Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Procedures
Author(s):

Mark A. Gromski

and Kai Matthes

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190495756.003.0018
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date: 23 October 2019

A vast array of gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures are performed routinely that vary from the very common screening colonoscopy to such highly specialized procedures as endoscopic submucosal dissection or per oral endoscopic myotomy. Gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures may be performed in various settings, including outpatient endoscopy/surgery centers, the emergency room, intensive care units, or hospital operating rooms. It is essential to be aware of the components of each procedure, the stimulating components of each procedure (which will interplay with the need for a plan for sedation), and the potential complications of each procedure. This chapter provides essential background information for most of the routinely encountered endoscopic procedures that may be useful to help plan for safe care of the patient during and after the procedure.

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