Gastroscopy is an examination method used in gastrointestinal medicine (gastroenterology). A gastroscopy examines the upper gastrointestinal tract and is used in cases of disease of the oesophagus, upper abdominal pain, stomach and upper intestinal complaints (inflammation, infection, ulcers and tumours) and unexplained blood loss.

Under light anaesthesia, a tubular instrument (gastroscope) with a camera on its end is inserted into the patient's mouth or nose as far as the duodenum. This allows an inspection of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum and, if necessary, the direct removal of tissue samples.  

Why choose Hirslanden


Gastroscopy is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our gastroscopy specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


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