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Upper Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to diagnose and treat problems in the upper gastrointestinal (UGI) tract. An endoscope is guided through the patient’s mouth and throat, then through the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. This allows the doctor to examine the inside of these organs and detect abnormalities.

In addition to performing a visual examination of the UGI tract with the endoscope, the doctor can insert instruments through the endoscope to obtain tissue samples for a biopsy, remove foreign objects, instill air or fluid, stop bleeding or perform therapeutic procedures, such as endoscopic surgery and laser therapy.

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