EGD – Upper Endoscopy

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is an examination of the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and upper duodenum with a small camera (flexible endoscope) which is inserted down the throat. The Esophagogastroduodenoscopy procedure is pain free as you will receive a sedative and pain medications to ensure your comfort. A local anesthetic may be sprayed into your mouth to suppress the cough or gag reflex when the endoscope is inserted. A mouth guard will be inserted to further protect your teeth and the endoscope during the 5 – 20 minute procedure.

Normally the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum should be smooth and of normal color. There should be no bleeding, growths, ulcers, or inflammation.

An examination of the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and upper duodenum with a small camera (flexible endoscope) which is inserted down the throat

  • Abdominal pain
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Chronic liver disease or cirrhosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Feeling full sooner than normal or after eating less than usual
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Narrowing or tumors of the esophagus
  • Swallowing difficulties or pain with swallowing
  • Unexplained anemia
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Vomiting blood
  • Vomiting that does not go away
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