EGD - Upper Endoscopy
An EGD is a procedure your doctor will perform to examine the lining of your esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (first section of the small intestine). The doctor will insert a flexible tube into your mouth, down your esophagus, into the stomach and small bowel looking for abnormalities.
Prior to the procedure, you will be given a sedative and pain medication through an IV. Following the procedure, you will be groggy for a few hours and therefore, should not schedule anything else for the remainder of the day. You are NOT allowed to drive for the remainder of the day. It is recommended to have a person over the age of 18 stay with you for 6-8 hours after the procedure.