Upper GI endoscopy also called upper endoscopy, EGD or esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a procedure used to see the lining of the upper GI tract by an endoscope. At Islamabad Gastroenterology Associates facility, we provide state of the art Upper GI Endoscopy services.
The Upper GI endoscopy is used to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach, and upper intestine or duodenum.
An Upper GI endoscopy can identify diseases like:
During upper GI endoscopy, biopsies are obtained by passing an instrument through the endoscope to get a small piece of tissue to diagnose conditions such as Cancer, Celiac disease, or Gastritis.
An upper GI endoscopy is also used to treat conditions like:
Consider following precautions before any endoscopic procedure.
The complications from an upper GI endoscopy are very low. But may include:
Bleeding from the site where tissue samples have been taken or polyp removed
A notch in the lining of your upper GI tract
Sedative reactions like breathing or heart problems
Having following symptoms after an upper GI endoscopy, consult your physician immediately.