An upper GI endoscopy, also known as esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), is a procedure used to examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and the first portion of the small intestine.

 

This procedure is used to determine the cause of gastrointestinal disorders and symptoms such as

 

• Heartburn
• Barett’s esophagus
• Presence of hiatal hernia
• Cause of abdominal pain
• Swallowing difficulties
• Unexplained anemia
• Upper GI bleeding
• Presence of tumors or ulcers
• Biopsy