• What is Upper GI Endoscopy?
This is a medical procedure used in diagnosing and treating the Upper GI tract or the gastrointestinal tract which includes the food pipe or esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine or duodenum.
• The purpose of Upper GI Endoscopy.
This process can be used in diagnosing and treating upper GI tract problems, finding the causes behind many unexplained symptoms, identify disorders like-
o Intractable vomiting
o Bleeding in upper GI tract
o Unexplained weight loss
o Gastroesophageal reflux disease
o Non-Heart related chest or upper belly pain
o Esophageal varices
o Celiac diseases
o Chron’s disease
o Upper GI tract infections
o Cancerous or non-cancerous tumors identification
o Hiatal hernia
o Ulcers and inflammation
• How is it performed?
An endoscope is used in this process which a flexible tube with a camera, the doctors use this tube to see the lining of the upper GI tract. Most often, you’ll receive light sedation to help you relax.