General Surgery

Upper GI Endoscopy

This is a procedure that allows your doctor to look at the interior lining of your esophagus,  stomach, and the first part of your small intestine through a thin, flexible viewing instrument called an endoscope. The tip of the endoscope is inserted through your mouth and then gently moved down your throat into the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. This procedure may be used to look for ulcers, inflammation, infection, bleeding or strictures.

Since the entire upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract can be examined during this test, the procedure is sometimes called esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).