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What is an upper gi endoscopy?

EGD

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Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a test to examine the lining of the esophagus (the tube that connects your throat to your stomach), stomach, and first part of the small intestine. It is done with a small camera (flexible endoscope) that is inserted down the throat. Read more at www.browardgi.com.
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What is an upper gi endoscopy for?

To veiw the upper GI

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Upper GI endoscopy is done so the doctor can look at the structures of the upper GI for any abnormalities that would inform the diagnostic outcome. usually it is done when lesions are suspected in the upper GI in conditions like GERD, stomach cancer, gastric ulcers, esophageal cancers etc. The patient is usually anaesthesized (GA sometimes) for the procedure to mitigate any discomfort. Good Luck!
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What happens during an upper gi endoscopy?

Camera looks down

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An endoscope is essentially a rubber tube with a video camera at the end of it. Usually, a patient receives some sedation and the camera is inserted down the throat thru the esophagus and into the stomach and often past the stomach into the duodenum. The endoscope transmits images to a video screen which the doctor can look at to detect ulcers.
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Is an upper GI endoscopy considered surgery?

No

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It is an outpatient procedure where an endoscope is descended through the mouth to look at the upper gastrointestinal tact, the patient is sedated lightly and some biopsies can be taken, but it is not considered surgery.
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Upper gi endoscopy and colonoscopy simultaneously?

Can be done

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Usually done as a convenience to the patient but in reality, the performing endoscopist gets paid less when he/she orders this.
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In regards to upper GI endoscopy, what is an irregular z-line?

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This refers to the appearance of the tissue where the esophagus and stomach meet. The z-line is a zig-zag line where these 2 different type tissues meet. Occasionally it can be irregular and protrude more into the esophagus and not have the typical appearance. This is generally a benign condition but can occasionally represent mild Barrett's esophagus, a precancerous change caused by reflux
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What are the common conditions found with an upper gi endoscopy?

UGI tract problems

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Upper GI endoscopy exams the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Most nflammatory, structural, infectious, dysplastic (cancer), and motility disorders of these organs are detectable with endoscopy. The value of the procedure however is in its therapeutic potention--dilation, stop bleeding, minor surgery (even NOTES), and much more.
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Dr. Soren Singel answered:

I want to know why I can't eat after an upper gi endoscopy?

Mucosal abrasions

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Any scoping procedure may cause micro-trauma to the mucosa which is harmless, but you do not want to eat right after the test because the food can cause additional irritation to the intestinal wall.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

Would an upper GI endoscopy reveal celiac disease?

Yes

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A small intestine biopsy, done by upper endoscopy going down through the mouth, can reveal a diagnosis of celiac disease, especially if the patient has symptoms and blood test results suggesting celiac disease.
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What happens during upper GI endoscopy? Will it hurt?

EGD

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During upper endoscopy a flexible tube with a camera is passed to examine the esophagus and stomach. This is done under sedation. Usually there is no pain unless there are any complications.
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