Upper Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy or esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a procedure that allows your doctor to examine your esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (first part of the small intestines) from the inside.  This procedure may be indicated if we are preparing you for some types of surgery, if you have heartburn, ulcer symptoms, or have any symptoms that may be affecting your esophagus and stomach.  It is performed with anesthesia to keep you comfortable and is an outpatient procedure.  After consulting with one of our providers, we will determine if this is an appropriate procedure for you.