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Is colonoscopy the same as a ug i?

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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

A colonoscopy is using a camera inserted into the rectum (under some level of sedation) through your colon to the cecum (area of the appendix) which allows us to look for cancer as well as to biopsy areas of abnormality.
A UGI is an x-ray procedure where we use x-rays to take a picture of your esophagus and stomach with dye in it which allows us to look for leaks, blockages and other issues.

In brief: No

A colonoscopy is using a camera inserted into the rectum (under some level of sedation) through your colon to the cecum (area of the appendix) which allows us to look for cancer as well as to biopsy areas of abnormality.
A UGI is an x-ray procedure where we use x-rays to take a picture of your esophagus and stomach with dye in it which allows us to look for leaks, blockages and other issues.
Dr. Steven Hill
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: No

Upper GI is a radiology test to evaluate your esophagus and stomach and possibly small bowel.
A colonoscopy is an endoscopic examination of your colon or large intestine.

In brief: No

Upper GI is a radiology test to evaluate your esophagus and stomach and possibly small bowel.
A colonoscopy is an endoscopic examination of your colon or large intestine.
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