What Is the Difference Between an Endoscopy and a Transnasal Esophagoscopy?

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The differences between traditional upper GI Endoscopy and Transnasal Esophagoscopy and I discuss this in detail in my book, Killing Me Softly from inside, is that with Traditional Endoscopy, you need to be sedated to get that fairly large camera through the mouth and into the esophagus in the stomach.

Almost all the risks related to upper GI endoscopy are not from the procedure itself. They are from the anesthesia and while this risk is very, very small it is finite and relates to problems breathing, heart attack and stroke again I want to emphasis this, this risk are very, very small but as soon as you introduce a twilight type of anesthesia this is part of what the risk that you will assume when you have this type of procedure on the other hand with a transnasal esophagoscopy or TNE, you're wide awake, there's no sedation whatsoever.

You have a little numbing medicine in your nose, that's it. The procedure takes minutes to perform, you get the answers that you need, what are you looking for? You want to make sure there is no pre cancer eslitions in the esophagus, that primarily do to uncheck, as acid reflux disease and if you have chronic cough, hoarseness or lump like sensation in the throat or frequent throat clearing, you can have a TNE to look at this area, without having any type of sedation.