Gastroscopy Procedure


A gastroscopy is a procedure where a thin flexible tube called an endoscope is used to look inside the oesophagus (gullet), stomach and first part of the small intestine (duodenum). The endoscope has a light and a camera at one end. The camera sends images of the inside of your oesophagus, stomach and duodenum to a monitor.

A gastroscopy can be used to:

A gastroscopy often takes less than 15 minutes, although it may take longer if it's being used to treat a condition and is usually carried out as an outpatient procedure.

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Dr Jacques Badenhorst is a specialist gastroenterologist who practises from Suite 1409 at the Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital on Cape Town's Foreshore, on the corner of DF Malan Street and Rua Bartholemeu Dias Plain.



Address: 1409, Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cnr D.F. Malan Street and Rua Bartholemeu Dias Plain, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001

Tel: +27 (0)21 023 0723

Fax: +27 021 556 0220