What Are the Risks and Complications Associated with Endoscopy?

Endoscopy is generally considered safe, but like any medical procedure, it carries some risks and potential complications. These may include bleeding, perforation or puncture of the organ being examined, infection, adverse reactions to sedation or anesthesia, and complications related to underlying medical conditions. The likelihood of complications varies depending on factors such as the type of endoscopy, the patient’s overall health, and the expertise of the healthcare provider performing the procedure.