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A 35-year-old member asked:

How routine is a biopsy with egd?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 23 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.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 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.
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
A Verified Doctoranswered
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
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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Last updated Jan 14, 2020

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