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  • The Miriam Hospital Upper GI Endoscopy Patient Guide

  • For our patients
    This section provides answers to the questions most commonly asked by our patients and will help familiarize you with what will happen before, during and after your procedure.

    An upper GI endoscopy, or esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), is a procedure that enables a physician to examine a patient's esophagus, stomach and duodenum (part of the small intestine) with a thin, flexible, lighted tube. This procedure may be performed to evaluate the reason for swallowing difficulties, nausea, vomiting, reflux, bleeding, indigestion, and persistent abdominal pain, or to detect inflammation, ulcers and cancer in this part of the gastrointestinal tract.

    For more information, please call Lifespan Health Connection: 401-444-4800 or 1-800-927-1230.