UGI Endoscopy

Upper GI endoscopy is a procedure to evaluate the mucosa of esophagus, stomach and duodenum.

Endoscope is introduced by the mouth after sedation, mucosal appearance of esophagus, stomach and duodenum is evaluated and biopsy can be taken from suspicious areas, and endotherapy can be done for the bleeding lesions.

Endoscopy is an extremely safe procedure without any complications. It is usually done on outpatient basis and patient can be discharged in 2-3 hours

Indications of UGI Endoscopy

  • Bleeding (red or coffee colored blood) from mouth
  • Difficulty in swallowing food
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Chronic diarrhea

Therapeutic procedures that can be done during endoscopy are

  • Banding of varices
  • Endotherapy of ulcers
  • Polyp removal
  • Foreign body removal
  • Dilatation of strictures
  • APC application for GAVE/PHG/PGP
  • Stenting of esophagus and duodenum

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