EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy or Upper GI)
An upper GI is a procedure allowing your doctor to view your esophagus, stomach, and the upper portion of your small intestine. It is an excellent diagnostic tool, allowing your doctor to take samples of tissue for biopsy.
You will be given medication to make the procedure comfortable; most patients tolerate an upper GI very well. It's important to follow all of your doctor's instructions prior to the procedure.