The upper endoscopy is a test used to diagnose GERD and determine its severity and progress. The upper endoscopy is more accurate than a barium swallow radiograph, but more invasive and expensive. The test itself uses a camera that allows the physician to view the surface of the esophagus and detect abnormalities.
I'm a board-certified gastroenterologist practicing in Boca Raton, Florida since 1995. I was always fascinated with science as a child and decided to become a doctor to use this interest along with helping people. After medical school, I began my internal medicine residency, where I developed a strong interest in the procedures of…