Upper Endoscopy (EGD)

Upper endoscopy (also known as EGD or endoscopy) is a non-surgical procedure performed by gastroenterologists to examine a person’s upper digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, and duodenum). 

Upper endoscopy is performed at a hospital or in a fully accredited surgery center as an outpatient procedure. A sedative is administered during the procedure; therefore, patients generally have no memory of the procedure. A flexible tube with a camera is passed down the throat into the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Abnormalities can be biopsied, removed, or treated during the procedure using tools such as biopsy forceps, snares, cautery, dilation balloons, and stents.

A video explanation of the procedure is linked below:

Video for Upper Endoscopy 

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