How to prepare for Your Gastroscopy Appoitment
Gastroscopy is a technique in which the lining (mucous membrane) of the esophagus, the stomach, and the duodenum can be examined.
The procedure can be covered by NFZ insurance or paid for by the patient.
If the examination is funded by NFZ, a referral from a specialist or family doctor is mandatory.
Patients registered with a referral are asked to arrive at the Endoscopic Laboratory (Elevator 2, 2nd floor) at the scheduled date and time.
The examination may be delayed because of the nature of the procedure.
Please note that unless the gastroscopy is covered by NFZ insurance, an extra charge applies for the collection of a tissue specimen for histopathological examination and/or Helicobacter Pylori test, according to the price list.
Patients who register for an examination which they will pay for are asked to go to the Reception Desk of the Specialist Outpatient Care Department (Elevator 3, 1st floor) to make the payment and provide the necessary patient data.
How to Prepare for your Appointment
• The patient must be in a fasting state (do not eat or drink anything within 8 hours of the scheduled examination).
Patients who take blood-thinning medications should consult the attending physician one week before the examination in order to discontinue or modify the therapy (patients are asked to bring an INR test report to the examination, which is valid for 7 days). Other regular medications should be taken as usual with a small amount of water.
The gastroscopy report will be available immediately after the procedure; the histopathology report, if applicable, will be ready within 14 working days.
Call 516 17 11 66 to find out whether your report is ready to be collected.
The histopathology report can be collected in person or with written authorization at the Main Reception Desk (behind the doorman’s room) from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays).