X-ray services will be temporarily suspended at the Circle Health Urgent Care in Westford beginning Friday 9/22 for maintenance.
If you need an X-ray, please visit one of our three other Urgent Care locations in Billerica, Dracut and Tewksbury.

Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy or Gastroscopy (Stomach)

An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy allows for the imaging of the inside lining of the esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine. An endoscope is inserted through the mouth and is used to screen for ulcers, inflammations, tumors, infection, or bleeding. Biopsies can be collected, polyps can be removed, and bleeding may be treated during the procedure.

GI Endoscopy can help find the cause of unexplained symptoms or abnormal blood tests and can also be used to identify diseases such as anemia, cancer, celiac disease, and gastroesophageal reflux disease amongst many others.

The patient will be sedated and given a liquid anesthetic to numb the back of the throat prior to the procedure. The procedure averages between 15-30 minutes.

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