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An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is a way for your doctor to look at
the inside lining of your esophagus, stomach, and the first part of your small
intestine (called the duodenum). The doctor uses a thin, flexible viewing
instrument called an endoscope. With the endoscope, your doctor can check to
see if you have any ulcers, inflammation, tumors, infection, or
This test is also known as an esophagogastroduodenoscopy,
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
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