Central Illinois Endoscopy Center
There seems to be a lot of fear surrounding Colonoscopy – either concern about the procedure itself or worry about the results. It is our goal to help minimize these concerns by providing you with some answers.
An EGD is an abbreviation for Esophagogastroduodenoscopy. It is also commonly referred to as an upper GI Endoscopy. GI is an abbreviation for gastrointestinal.
A Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (sometimes referred to as a flex sig) is different from a colonoscopy in that it only examines the sigmoid colon (lower portion of the bowel).