Unsedated Transnasal Endoscopy

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Unsedated GI Transnasal Endoscopy (TNE)

Central Florida —  Nemours Children’s Hospital

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We're one of the few places in the nation offering this innovative test for kids.

Children with conditions of the esophagus often need a test called an “upper endoscopy." In children and adults, these tests usually require general anesthesia, which means a day at the hospital and food restrictions — plus a lot of coordination for families. 

We offer a test called an “unsedated GI transnasal endoscopy” (TNE), where kids 10 and older can now have their endoscopy in an outpatient setting. That’s because with a TNE, our Nemours gastroenterologist (GI doctor) uses a local anesthetic and the camera travels through the nose.

The benefits of a TNE as compared to a sedated endoscopy include:


risks from general anesthesia —
and no IV needle.


hour average time from
set-up to going home.  


hours of food limits instead of
the usual nine or more. 


lower cost (approximately)
than a traditional endoscopy.



Why Choose Nemours for GI 

Our gastroenterologists are experts in GI care for kids. 

  • board-certified and fellowship-trained to provide care specifically for children of all ages, from newborns to 18-year-olds
  • coordinated testing and care on-site from our experts in allergy & immunology
  • registered dietitians with special training in the needs of kids with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
  • programs and clinical trials led by GI experts with decades of experience caring for children
  • TNE appointments usually scheduled within one week of your call

Learn More About Why to Choose Us for GI Care »

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Nemours Children's Hospital

6535 Nemours Parkway
Orlando, FL 32827

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Questions? Email us at: eoeorlando@nemours.org

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