Upper Endoscopy (EGD)

An outpatient procedure, done under IV sedation, to examine for diseases of the esophagus, stomach and the first portion of the small bowel. Dilation of the esophagus, biopsies and treatment of ulcers can be performed during this procedure. Reasons for an EGD include difficulty swallowing, severe acid reflux, nausea, stomach pain, bloating.