(650) 342-7432

100 S. Ellsworth Ave.
Suite 507
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 342-7432

Complications from gastrointestinal endoscopy are rare. There is a slight risk of puncturing your throat (esophagus), stomach, or upper small intestine (duodenum). If this happens, you may need to have surgery to fix it. There is also a slight chance of infection after an endoscopy.

Bleeding may also occur from the test or if a tissue sample (biopsy) is taken, but this usually stops on its own without treatment. If you vomit during the examination and some of the material you vomit enters your lungs, aspiration pneumonia is a possible risk. If it develops, it can be treated with antibiotics.

 

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100 S. Ellsworth Ave
Suite 507
San Mateo CA, 94401