Thursday, June 10, 2010

what is EGD

ESOPHAGOGASTRODUODENOSCOPY (EGD)

EGD is a procedure that enables your physician to examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, which is the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum using a thin flexible tube with its own lens and light source.

What is an Upper Endoscopy?

Upper Endoscopy (also known as an upper GI endoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy [EGD], or panendoscopy) is a procedure that enables your physician to examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, i.e., the esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine) using a thin flexible tube with its own lens and light source.

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