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what is the definition or description of: egd?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
SEE BELOW: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, aka scope. This procedure looks at your entire upper gastrointestinal tract.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Upper GI endoscopy: Esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy. A flexible scope is passed down the esophagus, thru the stomach and into the duodenum. The entire upper gastrointestinal tract can thus be examinied. Performed under deep or conscious sedation.
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 34-year-old member asked:

What is barters that reqiures an egd test?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Barrett's????: Barrett's esophagitis is a condition where chronic acid reflux from the stomach has irritated the esophagus to the point where there is an increased risk of cancer forming at the site of irritation. People with barrett's require regular (yearly or more frequent) monitoring with an egd (esophogastroduodenoscopy) by a gastroenterologist.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Where do I go to get an esophagogastroduodenoscopy done?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
GI specialist: Gastroenterologists perform this procedure on a regular basis and will be the best specialists to see.
A member asked:

Do I have to see a specialist to get an esophagogastroduodenoscopy ordered?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Ordered no ,done yes: If you have symptoms that may require egd, best to be seen by gatroenterologist (gi md) first, then get scheduled; want to make sure it is indicated, symptoms are not from other causes, e.g. Cardiac which likely are evaluated first. The GI doc is a physician, not simply a technician. Special training for doing, and interpreting egds.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How to get ready for egd exam?

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Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
General Surgery 22 years experience
Not much: Not much preparation for egd. Make sure tell your doctor about any blood thinner you may take, .
A 32-year-old member asked:

How do they do egd (esophagogastroduodenoscopy)?

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Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
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.

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