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Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)


Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) allows your physician to view the inside of your
esophagus (food tube), stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine). When
passed through the mouth, a flexible, rubber-like coated tube, called an endoscope, will
provide direct visualization of these areas. The actual procedure lasts only a short time.
This procedure diagnoses the cause of swallowing difficulties, abdominal pain, nausea,
causes of upper GI bleeding, and evaluate for reflux, ulcers, tumors and other abnormalities
of the upper GI tract.