The gastroscopy procedure entails a physician threading an endoscope down the patient's throat and into his upper gastrointestinal tract, according to MedlinePlus. The endoscope has a tiny camera and light on the end and... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Gas-X, or simethicone, relieves symptoms of gas buildup in the stomach such as belching and bloating, says WebMD. The drug works by breaking up gas bubbles and alleviating stomach discomfort. The recommended dosage for s... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Side Effects

An upper endoscopy involves inserting an endoscope, which is a thin tube with a camera and light at the edge, into the mouth, throat and esophagus, letting the physician examine the esophagus, stomach and small intestine... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Gastrointestinal bleeding occurs in any part of the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, esophagus, small and large intestines, rectum or anus, according to MedlinePlus. The bleeding can be the result of hemorr... More »

A gastric tube feeding procedure is the insertion of a feeding tube into the stomach to facilitate the passage of food, according to MedlinePlus. It is also known as gastrostomy tube insertion, stomach tube insertion or ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

A lumbar diskogram entails a physician injecting dye into the soft center of one or more spinal disks to determine the cause of back pain, according to Mayo Clinic. The dye also highlights cracks and other damage that ar... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

To insert a gastrostomy feeding tube, a doctor uses an endoscope to view the stomach of an anesthetized patient as he lies on his back, according to Healthline. He then makes an incision in the patient's abdomen and inse... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues