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How do they do egd (esophagogastroduodenoscopy)?

How do they do egd (esophagogastroduodenoscopy)?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Faiz Shakir
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Egd (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Ly Phan Dr. Phan
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What is egd?

Dr. Ly Phan Dr. Phan
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What is egd?

Upper gi exam: Use to examine intraoral, swallowing pipe, stomach, short section of small intestine. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Whats an egd?

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EGD: Esophago Gastro Duodenoscopy! Scope to examine Esophagos, Stomach & Duodenum. No solid foods or dairy products after midnight the night before, and nothing by mouth within 4 hours of the procedure. ...Read more

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Is an egd dangerous?

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. ...Read more

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How long does an egd take?

How long does an egd take?

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. ...Read more

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How to get ready for egd exam?

Check with gi: Best to check with the gi doctor who is performing your egd. Usually the basic instructions consist of not eating after midnight before the procedure and holding certain meds ...Read more

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What is involved in having a egd?

What is involved in having a egd?

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. ...Read more

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What is a esophagogastroduodenoscopy?

What is a esophagogastroduodenoscopy?

EGD: Is a diagnostic endoscopic procedure that visualizes the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract up to the duodenum. It is typically performed by a gastroenterologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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What could go wrong when having an egd?

Rare but possible: You can have perforations of the esophagus, stomach, or intestine from a scope. These kinds of complications are rare, but do occur. ...Read more

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Esophagogastroduodenoscopy. What is it?

EGD: This is essentially an upper endoscopy, wherein a gastroenterologist, or general surgeon puts a flexible scope down the throat, through the esophagus, stomack and upper part of the small intestine, looking for abnormalities. ...Read more