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how routine is a biopsy with egd?

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Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 22 years experience
Quite routine: Lot of time when an egd is done, there is high index of suspicion so there are more often stomach, esophageal, duodenal bx to confirn our suspicion.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Very routine.: One of the main benefits of an EGD is the ability to sample the inner lining of the esophagus, stomach and intestines for diagnostic purposes. So a biopsy during an EGD is pretty much the norm.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Very routine: There is only so much information you can get about the stomach by looking at the lining, so getting a tissue sample through a biopsy is very useful in diagnosing a wide variety of diseases. It is very common.

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