What is an upper endoscopy?

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

Related Questions

What can an upper endoscopy of the GI tract diagnose?

Polyps, HiatalHernia. erythema, erosions, ulcers, bleeding, scaring, strictures, some common bile duct, cystic duct, gall bladder & pancreatic duct problems, varicose veins of stomach & esophagus & a number of other anatomic variations/abnormalities. In some cases, treat (either partially or a bit longer term) some of the issues seen during the procedure. Read more...

What will an upper endoscopy see that a CT didn't?

CT is not. adequate for examining the stomach/esophagus mucosa. Small masses, ulcers, patches of inflammation, and other mucosal abnormalities may not be visualized with CT, but can be seen on endoscopy. Endoscopic biopsy can also confirm the diagnosis. Read more...

Anyone know what is a upper endoscopy with dilation (egd) mean?

If the esophagus has. Developed a stricture, either due to reflux, radiation or surgery then rubber or balloon dilators can be used during an egd to dilate the lumen. Its done under fluoroscopy to be safe. At times it may requre repeat procedures depending on the response and the severity of the disease. Read more...

What will an upper endoscopy show that a CT scan wouldn't show?

Mucosal lining... ...and will permit biopsies. CT cannot accurately diagnosis eosinophilic esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, H.pylori, celiac sprue whereas these entities can all be found (or largely ruled out) histologically upon endoscopic sampling. Read more...

What happens during an upper endoscopy? How long will it take to recover?

Usually. You have mild sedation for the procedure and a numbing spray for the back of your throat. Otherwise you shouldn't feel anything. After, your throat may be a a little sore but you should not have any true pain especially if no biopsies were done. Back to your normal routine the next day. Read more...

What is better for upper endoscopy sedation or throat spray?

GI question. If you are undergoing, an endoscopy of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum by a GI specialist you will need both conscious sedation and a throat spray. Ask you specialist. Read more...