EGD / EGD with Bravo / EDG with Dilitation
An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD, also known as an upper endoscopy, upper GI endoscopy or panendoscopy) is a procedure that enables your physician to examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, which is the esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach and duodenum (the first portion of the small intestine). This is done by using a thin flexible tube with its own lens and light source.
What to Expect
Your doctor will review with you why upper endoscopy is being performed, whether any alternative tests are available and possible complications from the procedure. You will be given medication through a vein to help you relax during the test. While you are in a comfortable position on your side, the endoscope is passed through the mouth, esophagus, stomach and duodenum. The endoscope does not interfere with your breathing during the test and you will be asleep during the procedure.