Patient position and room setup. A video monitor is placed in the direct line of sight of the endoscopist (at the back of the patient) and the assistant (who stands in front of the patient). Monitoring equipment for EKG, blood pressure, and oxygen saturat
Manual compression proximal and distal to a selected segment allow insufflation. The lesion is visualized both by the endoscopist and by transillumination. (Reprinted with permission from Scott Conner CEH, Dawson DL. Operative Anatomy. Philadelphia: Lipp
A. The endoscopist makes contact with the varix to be ligated. B. The varix is aspirated into the ligating device using endoscopic suction, and the elastic band is ejected from the ligator to ensnare the varix. C. The ligated varix. (Reprinted with permis
With the patient in the left lateral decubitus position, the endoscopist facing the patient, and the scope relaxed as described in the text, entry into the stomach will generally give a view oriented with the lesser curvature at 12 o’clock, the greater cu
Stand comfortably, facing the patient and the video monitor. Generally the video monitor will be across the gurney from the endoscopist, directly in the endoscopist’s line of sight.