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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is egd?

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Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 23 years experience
Upper gi exam: Use to examine intraoral, swallowing pipe, stomach, short section of small intestine.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
EGD.: An EGD is a diagnostic and therapeutic modality wherein a GI doctor puts a fiber optic scope down the throat of the patient, who is gently anesthetized, to,directly examine the esophagus, stomach and the beginning of the small intestines and to take biopsies of potentially abnormal findings or treat areas of bleeding or narrowing.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How do they do egd (esophagogastroduodenoscopy)?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 23 years experience
Conscious sesation: Under conscious sedation, a flexible scope pass into the mouth and advance down swallowing pipe and into stomach and short section of small intestine to examine the lining of thesr area.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is an egd dangerous?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Risks: All procedures have risks. Risk of perforation is present, but small and risk of reaction to anesthesia, bleeding (especially is a biopsy needs to be taken), but it is a good test and overall safe with a good doctor.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Whats an egd?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 23 years experience
Upper gi exam: Use to examine intraoral, swallowing pipe, stomach, short section of small intestine.

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