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Are you awake during a Esophagogastroduodenoscopy?

Are you awake during a Esophagogastroduodenoscopy?

You will be awake during the procedure, but you will take medicine to relax you (a sedative) before the test. Someone will have to drive you home afterward.

What does a Esophagogastroduodenoscopy test for?

An EGD test is a diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedure used to help in the diagnosis or treatment of stomach/duodenal ulcers, inflammation, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), cancer, or dysphagia (swallowing problems) and other problems in the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Are you under anesthesia for an Esophagogastroduodenoscopy?

For a routine endoscopy, sedation is often given. There are many local variations about if, how, and when sedation is given. Some centers may normally provide only local anesthesia to the throat. Usually, sedation is given by intravenous injection in the examination room immediately before the test begins.

When to get an EGD?


  • Siemens
  • Ankon
  • Medtronic
  • JINSHAN Scienceechnology
  • IntroMedic
  • How long does an EGD take?

    The complete EGD test usually lasts about 15 to 30 minutes. In general, an EGD is a safe procedure. There’s a very slight risk that the endoscope will cause a small hole in your esophagus, stomach, or small intestine. If a biopsy is performed, there’s also a small risk of prolonged bleeding from the site where the tissue was taken.

    Are EGD and esophagoscopy the same procedures?

    Upper endoscopy or esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) refers to the endoscopic procedure studying the upper GI tract. The gastroenterologist inserts the tube through the mouth down to the small intestine to look for ulcers, growth, and other gastrointestinal abnormalities concerning the upper portion of the GI tract.

    What happens during an EGD procedure?

    You will be given a pain reliever and a sedative intravenously (in your vein) to help you relax and make you feel drowsy.

  • A mouthpiece will be placed in your mouth.
  • You will lie on your left side during the procedure.
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