What is a Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)?
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (also known as EGD or upper endoscopy) is a non-surgical procedure performed by our gastroenterologists at Southwest Endoscopy. This procedure's purpose is to examine the patient's upper digestive tract. Your gastroenterologist will guide the endoscope (a long, thin, flexible tube containing a tiny video camera) through the mouth and throat and into the esophagus allowing our physicians to view real-time images of your esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine.
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy is advised to patients with a wide array of upper digestive tract symptoms including heartburn, swallowing difficulties, chest pain (without evidence of heart disease), as well as many other symptoms as part of a complete evaluation for a proper diagnosis