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 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 proceures that can be dine during endoscopy are
- Banding of varices
- Endoteharpy 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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