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16244 South Military Trl, Ste. 170
Delray Beach, FL 33484
Tel. (561) 316-6120
3467 W. Hillsboro Blvd
Deerfield Beach, Fl 33442
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Dr. Lindenberg utilizes upper endoscopy to examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine). The procedure is done by using a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope, which has its own lens and light source, and will view the images on a video monitor.
Upper endoscopy helps your doctor evaluate symptoms of persistent upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or difficulty swallowing. It's the best test for finding the cause of bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract. It's also more accurate than X-ray films for detecting inflammation, ulcers and tumors of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.
The procedure is also used to treat conditions of the upper gastrointestinal tract. The doctor can pass instruments through the endoscope to directly treat many abnormalities, causing you little or no discomfort. This gives the doctor the ability to stretch (dilate) a narrowed area, remove polyps (usually benign growths) or treat bleeding. Dr. Lindenberg also utilizes a cutting edge new remote camera technology called the capsule endoscopy.
Although complications can occur, they are rare.. Bleeding can occur at a biopsy site or where a polyp was removed, but it's usually minimal and rarely requires follow-up. Perforation (a hole or tear in the gastrointestinal tract lining) may require surgery but this is a very uncommon complication. Some patients might have a reaction to the sedatives or complications from heart or lung disease. Contact your doctor immediately if you have a fever after the test or if you notice trouble swallowing or increasing throat, chest or abdominal pain, or bleeding, including black stools. Note that bleeding can occur several days after the procedure.
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