NFZ gastroscopy

Date Reservation: Required

Referral: advisable, but not absolutely required

Age range: Depends on the doctor - please check the doctor's business card for details

Waiting time for the result: Result available immediately after the test. Result of any histopathological analysis up to 21 working days.


Minors report for the examination with a parent or legal guardian. It is important that a doctor qualifies for the test after taking a history and providing the necessary information about the test.


  • You should remain fasting for 8 hours before the test.
  • Drinking water is allowed up to 2 hours before the test.
  • No gum chewing is allowed during the 2 hours before the test.
  • Smoking on the day of the test is discouraged.
  • Avoid taking medications before the examination, as they dissolve making it difficult to accurately assess the mucosa. Exceptions are absolutely indicated medications, which the patient cannot stop taking.
  • Do not perform the test during antibiotic treatment. After its completion, wait a minimum of 5 days.
  • During the examination, pain-relieving and sedative medications may be administered. It is necessary to come with a companion to ensure a safe return home. For 12 hours after the administration of medication, the patient must not drive.
  • The doctor may determine the need to take sections for further histopathological and possibly immunohistochemical analysis. Examination of the excisions is an additional service and is chargeable.

If the examination takes place under general anesthesia with an anesthesiologist:

  • Information about the need for general anesthesia should be reported during registration.
  • General anesthesia is at an additional cost.
  • No food can be consumed for 8 hours before the test.
  • Refrain from drinking for 4 hours before the test.
  • Do not chew gum 2 hours before the test.
  • In case of examination under anesthesia, it is recommended to remove nail polish.
  • You must report for the examination 30 minutes before the scheduled time.
  • Before the test, the patient fills out a questionnaire about his or her health and the anesthesiologist decides whether the test will be performed under anesthesia.
  • After the test, it is necessary to stay at the facility for about an hour.
  • At home after the test, until the next morning, the patient should remain under the care of an adult.
  • You cannot drive for 24 hours after anesthesia.

Description of the study

Gastroscopy involves a detailed examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach and the initial section of the duodenum, using a flexible camera endoscope through the mouth. During the examination, local anesthesia is applied to the throat using a spray of lignocaine. It is a diagnostic technique that is safe and painless, the examination does not take long from a few to several minutes and is not very burdensome for the patient. During the examination, it is possible to collect material for histopathological evaluation and assessment of the presence of Helicobacter pylori bacteria, i.e. urease test. During the collection, the patient does not feel any discomfort. The collected material is analyzed for a fee.


  • Symptoms of dyspepsia (abdominal pain, bloating, heartburn, etc.),
  • Suspected gastric or duodenal ulcers,
  • Suspected cancer,
  • Swallowing problems,
  • Suspected gastrointestinal bleeding,
  • Suspected drug-induced damage to the mucosa of the upper gastrointestinal tract,
  • For the control of advanced diseases such as gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers, esophageal varices.


  • Antibiotic treatment (wait 5 days after the end of treatment),
  • Recent history of heart attack,
  • Acute coronary insufficiency or respiratory and circulatory failure, severe cardiac arrhythmias,
  • Symptoms of "acute abdomen",
  • Aortic Aneurysm,
  • Postoperative period shortly after abdominal surgery.