Good morning (afternoon), Mr./Ms. Smith!
Tell me your name and your date of birth.
Are you ready for the procedure?
Are you nervous? Don't worry, it will be fine.
Procedure doesn't hurt. It's just feels uncomfortable.
(Am I gonna be awake?)
You will be drowsy. You might gag, but I will talk you through it.
The most difficult part is when the camera passes the throat.
You will feel very full and feel like you can't breath.
But don't worry. You CAN breath. In through the nose, out through the mouth.
Let's get you positioned.
Lay on your left side with knees pulled up to the chest.
We will hook you up to the monitors, then give you medicine.
Throat numbing spray tastes nasty.
Here comes the medicine.
You cannot talk with the mouthpiece in.
It helps if you let the spit fall off to the side.
You will gag more if you try to swallow.
Close your eyes and think of happy thoughts.
You will feel sleepy soon.
(Insertion and gagging)
This is the hard part. Concentrate on your breathing. Try not to gag.
Now we are in. Keep breathing ? in through the nose, out through the mouth.
You are doing very well.
You will feel pressure in the stomach. Going deep.
Things look fine.
Now we are back in the stomach.
Taking a really good look.
You are doing excellent. Concentrate on your breathing.
Now I'm blowing air into the stomach. Try not to burp.
Let's try again. I need to blow air into the stomach so I can get a really good look. Hold your burp.
Let me take some air out.
We are almost done. Let me take a few biopsies.
Concentrate on your breathing.
Coming out, looking at the esophagus.
Great job, Mr./Ms. Smith!
Everything went well.
You'll go to the recovery room.
I will come and talk you when you wake up more.