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What is an upper endoscopy?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Easy Upper Endoscopy

Once you're sedated, a tv camera on a thin, flexible tube is inserted through your mouth, & is passed gently into your esophagus, stomach, & upper part of the small intestine.
Depending on the reason for the exam, biopsies may be taken for h.Pylori bacteria, celiac sprue, eosinophilic esophagitis, barrett's esophagus, polyps can be removed, bleeding can be controlled, & other samples collected.

In brief: Easy Upper Endoscopy

Once you're sedated, a tv camera on a thin, flexible tube is inserted through your mouth, & is passed gently into your esophagus, stomach, & upper part of the small intestine.
Depending on the reason for the exam, biopsies may be taken for h.Pylori bacteria, celiac sprue, eosinophilic esophagitis, barrett's esophagus, polyps can be removed, bleeding can be controlled, & other samples collected.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Dale Burleson
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Scope thru mouth

A scope is passed into the stomach and duodenum thru the mouth under moderate sedation.

In brief: Scope thru mouth

A scope is passed into the stomach and duodenum thru the mouth under moderate sedation.
Dr. Dale Burleson
Dr. Dale Burleson
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