San Jose Upper GI Endoscopy
At San Jose Gastroenterology, our team of experienced specialists is proud to have over 15 years of in-depth experience providing outstanding medical care and diagnostic services to our patients throughout San Jose. By pairing our gastroenterology expertise with state-of-the-art equipment and a top-of-the-line facility, we are able to perform a variety of procedures in-office, including upper GI endoscopy.
Upper GI endoscopy might also be referred to as esophagogastroduodenoscopy, or EGD. It is a diagnostic procedure used to examine the esophagus, stomach, and upper small intestine through the use of an endoscope. This tool is a slim and flexible tube that contains a small light and video camera on the tip.
To speak to one of our GI specialists today, call us at (408) 347-9001.
Why Might You Need Upper GI Endoscopy?
The minimally invasive upper GI endoscopy procedure is used to help explain troubling symptoms such as ongoing heartburn, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bleeding, or unintended weight loss. In addition to providing visual indicators, our endoscopy procedure can also take small biopsies to help with accurate diagnosis.
By using endoscopy, our team might be able to identify the presence of diseases including:
- Celiac Disease
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Abnormalities such as Barrett’s esophagus
What Happens During Upper GI Endoscopy?
At San Jose Gastroenterology, we understand that undergoing any procedure can be nerve wracking if you don’t know what to expect. That is why our experienced doctors will take the time to answer all of your questions and walk you through your procedure from start to finish.
We begin your endoscopy procedure by sedating you to ensure comfort. Next, a mouthpiece is placed in your mouth so you can breathe regularly throughout. Your doctor will then insert the endoscope into your mouth and advance it into your esophagus and beyond to your stomach. If needed, we will take biopsies during this time. The whole procedure typically takes under 30 minutes, with a recovery—observation—period lasting another 30 minutes before you are fully discharged.
San Jose’s Trusted GI Endoscopy Experts
After your upper GI endoscopy, you might feel some soreness, but many report lozenges are useful if this occurs. Once the results come in, we discuss your next steps, so we can put together a treatment plan designed to treat any underlying conditions or relieve you of your symptoms.
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