EGD

EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscop) – Also known as Upper GI

An EGD, or more commonly referred to as an upper GI, allows the physicians at Gastroenterology Associates to examine the upper intestinal tract using a small, flexible endoscope. This endoscope is inserted through the mouth so the gastroenterologist can examine the pharynx, esophagus, stomach and duodenum. Typically, an EGD is utilized to identify and/or treat a variety of conditions including ulcers, tumors of the stomach, difficulty in swallowing, indigestion, gastritis and intestinal bleeding. An EGD is performed on an out-patient basis in 15-30 minutes with the use of conscious sedation (not general anesthesia), so there is little to no discomfort associated with the procedure.

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