Per oral unsedated thin caliber gastroscopy is acceptable to patients

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Objective: To evaluate the patient acceptance and patient discomfort caused by per oral unsedated thin caliber gastroscopy. Patients and Methods: After an informed consent, the throat was anesthetized with a local anesthetic. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy was performed using a thin caliber gastroscope which was passed per oral. The procedure time and diagnoses after endoscopy were noted. The patients were asked about the degree of discomfort on a scale of 1-5. Results: There were 42 patients; 2 women. Mean age was 61.6 (range 30-83) years. The mean procedure time was 4.4 (range 2-11) minutes; the mean discomfort score was 2.2 (range 1-5). Only 2/42 (4.7%) patients said they would not undergo the unsedated procedure again. Conclusion: Per oral unsedated thin caliber gastroscopy has a high degree of patient acceptance and causes very little patient discomfort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-165
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2005


  • Thin caliber gastroscopy per oral
  • Unsedated

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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