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What you need to know

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Preparing for your visit

By following these important tips, you will arrive prepared for your procedure. Learn More

Preparing for your visit


Preparing for your procedure

At the Kensington Screening Clinic, we will do everything we can to make your gastroscopy (EGD) as comfortable as possible.

Cancellation fees: Please note that there are appointment cancellation fees for colonoscopy and gastroscopy procedures: You are required to contact us by phone 416-928-9511, ext. 4 or email (endoscopy@kensingtonhealth.org to cancel you appointment). To reschedule you will be required to contact the office by phone.

Cancellation fees: 

  • Less than 8 days’ notice / no notice - $250

  • Cancellation and Rebooking Fee - $50

How do you prepare for the test?

Please submit your patient questionnaire at least 5 days before your procedure.

Department of Anesthesia: Patient questionnaire:

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Your doctor will ask you not to eat or drink anything for approximately eight to twelve hours before the test. This preparation is very important, and the test may be cancelled if you have had anything to eat or drink. 

Gastroscopy preparation instructions:

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During your visit

We make it a priority to ensure that you are at ease during your procedure. Learn More

During your visit


What happens during gastroscopy ?

A long, flexible tube is passed through the mouth into the esophagus. Patients will be sedated, unless they opt not to. The throat is frozen to make passing the tube easier. This tube carries a light source so the doctor can see the area the tube is passing through. The tube will not interfere with breathing.

How long does it take?

The gastroscopy procedure will take five to ten minutes, with a thirty-minute follow-up.

Please note that on occasion, due to unforeseen circumstances, procedure time may be extended or delayed. We apologize for the potential inconvenience.

What can I expect after the test?

Please pre-arrange for someone to be available to drive you home following your procedure. For your own safety, it is recommended that you do not drive yourself if you have had sedation. You will also not be allowed to eat or drink for thirty minutes after the test, due to the freezing of the throat.

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After your visit

Once the exam is complete, your doctor will discuss your results. Learn More

After your visit


When do you get the results? 

Your doctor will discuss your results with you immediately after the procedure, and a copy will be faxed to your referring doctor the same day as your appointment. If a biopsy is taken during your procedure, your doctor will instruct you for a follow-up appointment.

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At the Kensington Screening Clinic, we will do everything we can to make your gastroscopy (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy - EGD) as comfortable as possible.

What is a gastroscopy?

A gastroscopy allows your doctor to observe the esophagus and stomach and taking a quick peek into the duodenum (small bowel), and diagnose problems such as ulcers, tumors, inflammation, or causes of bleeding. During the gastroscopy, your doctor will also be able to take a biopsy, remove foreign objects or polyps, or dilate areas which have become narrowed.

At the Kensington Screening Clinic, we will do everything we can to make your gastroscopy (EGD) as comfortable as possible.