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What is upper endoscopy (egd)? PDF Print E-mail

Upper endoscopy (also known as an upper gi endoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy; egd, or panendoscopy) is a procedure that enables your physician to examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, ie., The esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine) using a thin flexible tube with its own lens and light source.