The gastrointestinal specialists at GI Associates Clinic are well equipped to handle a variety of procedures.
An EGD is a procedure that allows doctors to visibly inspect the upper digestive tract.Download Our PDF
The upper GI endoscopy, also known as an EGD, is extremely valuable in diagnosing and treating many gastrointestinal problems. The endoscope is gently inserted into the mouth and slowly moves down into the esophagus, stomach and the intestines. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy can help find inflammation in the esophagus and stomach, or diagnose ulcers and tumors. It can also be used to determine the cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding, difficulty swallowing, pain, or frequent indigestion.
Sedation is used and the patient should experience only minor post procedure discomfort. Please read our Getting Ready check-list and follow your prep instructions carefully.
Complications are rare, and this procedure usually provides the doctors with important information to complete a diagnosis. See a video concerning this procedure in our Resources section.