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EGD; endoscopic examination of the interior of the esophagus, stomach, and initial portion of the duodenum. The procedure usually is done for diagnostic purposes and permits removal of samples of tissue for further study. In some cases the procedure is done to locate and remove a foreign object that has become lodged in the esophagus. Patient Care.What to expect during an EGD?
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.What happens during an EGD?
During an EGD, your doctor may collect a sample of tissue for a biopsy or treat small lesions of the gastrointestinal tract by performing procedures such as tumor removal, banding (tying off) of enlarged or bleeding blood vessels, and widening of strictures (narrowing). 2 The EGD is actually a combination of three tests:What medications are given during the EGD?
These medications include: anti-inflammatory medications warfarin (Coumadin) heparin aspirin • any blood thinners