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Upper GI Endoscopy (EGD)

EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy) is a procedure that examines the esophagus, stomach and first portion of the duodenum (small intestine) using a long flexible tube with a camera at the end of it. The scope is inserted into the mouth and advanced to the small intestine.

Additional Resources

 

https://www.asge.org/home/for-patients/patient-information/understanding-upper-endoscopy

 

https://gi.org/topics/upper-gi-endoscopy-egd/

 

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003888.htm

 

Spanish Resources

https://www.asge.org/home/for-patients/patient-information/c%C3%B3mo-comprender-la-endoscopia-superior