Post-op Teaching After Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Procedure

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Definition

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is an examination of the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and upper duodenum with a small camera (flexible endoscope) which is inserted down the throat.


Alternative Names

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy; Upper endoscopy; Gastroscopy


How the test is performed

You will be given a sedative and an analgesic (painkiller). You should feel no pain and not remember the procedure. A local anesthetic may be sprayed into your mouth to suppress the...

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