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Upper GI Endoscopy is a procedure that uses a lighted, flexible endoscope to see inside the upper GI tract. The upper GI tract includes the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum - the first part of the small intestine.

What problems can upper GI endoscopy detect?

• Ulcers

• Abnormal Growths

• Pre-cancerous Conditions

• Bowel Obstruction

• Inflammation

• Hiatal Hernia

When is upper GI endoscopy used?

• Abdominal Pain

• Nausea

• Vomiting

• Swallowing Difficulties

• Gastric Reflux

• Hiatal Hernia

• Unexplained Weight Loss

• Anemia

• Bleeding in the Upper GI Tract

Upper GI endoscopy can be used to remove stuck objects including

food, and to treat conditions such as bleeding ulcers. It can also be used

to biopsy tissue in the upper GI tract. During a biopsy, a small piece of

tissue is removed for later examination with a microscope.


Patients should tell their doctor about all health conditions they have - especially heart and lung problems, diabetes, and allergies - may be asked to temporarily stop taking medications that affect blood clotting or interact with sedatives which are often given during upper GI endoscopy. To read more information on the preparation for EGD and how it is performed click on the links below.

How to prepare for upper GI Endoscopy           • What are the risks associated with upper GI endsocopy

How is EGD performed                                 

Recovery from upper GI

EGD (Upper GI Endoscopy)
EGD (Upper GI Endoscopy)
Upper GI endoscopy is a procedure that uses a lighted, 
Flexible endoscope to see inside the esophagus, 
stomach, and duodenum. 
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