An Upper Endoscopy or EGD is an abbreviation for Esophagogastroduodenoscopy. It is also commonly referred to as an upper GIEndoscopy. GI is an abbreviation for gastrointestinal.
What is EGD?
An EGD is an examination of your esophagus, stomach and dueodenum using a tiny camera inserted down the throat. Because you’ll be sedated, you’re unlikely to remember your procedure.
Why might I need an EGD?
This test is useful to help determine the cause of symptoms such as heartburn, certain types of pain, vomiting, difficulty swallowing and others.
Talk to us about an Upper Endoscopy.
The Upper Endoscopy information provided here is for general purposes only. It is not a substitute for individual medical advice, diagnosis or treatment from your physician. All procedures carry the potential risk of complications. Your healthcare provider will provide specific details about your individual situation. Please contact our staff here in Peoria, Illinois for information specific to your case.