With every medical examination, the possible side effects and risks are always associated. Every patient thinks about these at first before going for any specific medical examination. Likewise, there are no common serious risks or side effects of Upper GI Endoscopy. You can only feel mild throat irritation which is temporary and last only for few hours. The serious risks which may include bleeding or tear in stomach wall are very rare and if happen then hospitalization can be recommended. Due to mild sedation, the patient should not drive to home. The experienced specialists at GI Endoscopy Practice perform the procedure properly reducing the chances of any risk. Contact us right now for a quick response.