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An upper endoscopy, also known as an EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy), is a procedure in which your doctor uses a thin scope with a light and camera to examine your upper digestive tract. The procedure at Mid-America Gastro-Intestinal Consultants can diagnose any problems you may be experiencing.
Upper endoscopy procedures can identify the causes of:
Upper endoscopy procedures can also identify inflammation, ulcers, and tumors, usually with more accuracy than an X-ray. Abnormalities that are detected during the procedure can often be treated via the endoscope. A narrowed esophagus can be stretched during the procedure if you are experiencing difficulty swallowing. Polyps and foreign objects that have been swallowed can also be removed.
The team at Mid-America Gastro-Intestinal Consultants is here to help you diagnose and treat problems associated with your upper digestive tract. Call the Kansas City digestive healthcare professionals at (816) 561-2000 and schedule your upper endoscopy today!