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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 22 years experience
Upper gi exam: Use to examine intraoral, swallowing pipe, stomach, short section of small intestine.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 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)?

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Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 22 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 30-year-old member asked:

What is involved in having a egd?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Endoscopy: An egd is an upper endoscopy. It involves putting the patient under conscious sedation, and then introducing a flexible camera into the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Whats an egd?

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Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 22 years experience
Upper gi exam: Use to examine intraoral, swallowing pipe, stomach, short section of small intestine.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is an egd dangerous?

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 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.
Houma, LA
A 18-year-old male asked:

How long does an egd take?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
EGD is pretty quick: Upper endoscopy uses an optical device on a flexible, steerable tube to examine esophagus, stomach, ; upper small bowel. Often, biopsies are taken to rule out barrett's esophagus, eosinophilic esophagitis, h.Pylori bacteria, celiac sprue. A diagnostic study as such takes less than 5 minutes, during which you are sedated. Therapeutics (dilation, cautery, polypectomy, etc.) adds a few minutes more.

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