Procedures >> Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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What is an Upper GI Endoscopy?
An upper GI Endoscopy or EGD (esophagoastoduodenoscopy) is an examination of the lining of the Upper Digestive tract through a flexible tube (endoscope). This allows a specially trained physician to directly view the Esophagus (food tube), Stomach and Duodenum (first portion of the small intestine) and identify any problems.

REASONS FOR TEST

Upper GI Endoscopy may be recommended if you have:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Severe Heartburn
  • Persistent Nausea and Vomiting
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Blood in Stool or Vomit
  • Abnormal X-ray or other Examinations of the Gastrointestinal tract


Conditions that can be diagnosed with Upper GI Endoscopy include:

  • Ulcers
  • Tumors
  • Polyps
  • Abnormal Narrowing
  • Inflammation

POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS

Complications are rare, but no Procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have upper GI Endoscopy.

Your Doctor will Review a list of Possible Complications, which may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Damage to the Esophagus, Stomach, or Intestine
  • Infection
  • Respiratory Depression (reduced breathing rate and/or depth)
  • Reaction to Sedatives or Anesthesia


Some Factors that may Increase the Risk of Complications include:

  • Age: 60 or older
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Smoking, alcoholism, or drug use
  • Malnutrition
  • Recent illness
  • Diabetes
  • Heart or lung problems
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Use of certain medicines
Upper GI endoscopy at Dr. Khurana Gestro Centre

Upper GI endoscopy at Dr. Khurana Gestro Centre

Upper GI endoscopy at Dr. Khurana Gestro Centre

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