Upper GI Procedures

Little do we lesser mortals know that upper endoscopy is in reality a simple procedure in which a gastroenterologist examines the esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, and duodenum

(first portion of small bowel) using a thin, flexible tube called the upper endoscope through which the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum can be viewed using a TV monitor. It presumes an empty stomach; mostly one must fast six hours or more before the procedure.

  • It is a painful procedure
    On the contrary, most people complain about discomfort because of the insertion, rather than pain. The lightweight, supply device doesn’t hamper breathing
  • It is a superfluous exercise
    False! In fact, it has been known to occasionally avert the need for exploratory surgery. Our surgeons also recommend a tissue sample to check H. pylori infection, believed to be the main cause of stomach or duodenal ulcers
  • It’s not advised for children
    Absolutely false! Endoscopy has nothing to do with age and is absolutely safe for children

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Did you know?

This procedure is sometimes called esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

The endoscope can be used to detect ulcers, inflammation, tumors, infection, or bleeding as also to gather tissue samples (biopsy), eradicate polyps, and treat bleeding as also snags that the X-ray missed GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a condition in which food or liquid travels backwards from the stomach to the esophagus

The test may not be helpful if one has just taken a test that uses barium

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This test is not recommended for at least a couple of days after an upper gastrointestinal (GI) series

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Esophageal varices
  • Esophageal Tumors
  • Gastric Polyps
  • Gastric Tumors
  • Upper GI Bleed

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Variceal Banding (EVL)
  • Biopsy of Tumors
  • Injection of varices
  • Metallic Stenting
  • Ballon dilatation of Esophageal Strictures

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Upper GI Procedures are quick & hassle free

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Through Upper GI Endoscopy Procedures

Your doctor may find problems that do not show up on regular X-ray tests

SIMILAR PROCEDURES

LOWER GI PROCEDURES

It actually is quite a simple procedure that doesn’t even always necessitate hospitalization whereby an endoscope is inserted into the anal opening.

ERCP

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure to treat complications of the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas.However, a rather stubborn shroud of myths clouds this otherwise simple procedure

UPPER GI PROCEDURES

Using a thin, flexible tube called the upper endoscope through which the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum can be viewed using a TV monitor.

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