Those with Gastroparasesis have to experience many Endoscopies in their lifetime which involves having a tube crammed down your throat while under anesthesia. You might want to ask your doctor about TNE for your next test.
Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE) is a technology that allows for examination of the esophagus, the swallowing tube between the throat and stomach, without the patient being put to sleep. Most commonly, this is done to check for cancer and other esophageal disorders. Indeed, the technology has changed. Doctors can now look inside while patients are awake, comfortable, and without pain, using TNE.
TransNasalEsophagoscopy.com – Safe, Comfortable, Awake and Minimally-Invasic Endoscopy
UW Health – Questions and Answers on TNE