Endoscopy (Upper)

What is an upper endoscopy?

An upper endoscopy, also known as esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a procedure that enables your doctor to examine the lining of your esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach and duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). A soft, flexible fibre optic tube is passed through the nose into the esophagus. The esophagus, stomach and duodenum are carefully inspected and a biopsy (a small piece of tissue) may be taken.

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Upper Endoscopy – GI Kids

Upper endoscopy

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