An upper GI endoscopy gives your doctor a picture of your digestive system that cannot be seen through a normal X-rays.
The Gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look at the inside lining of your esophagus, your stomach, and the first part of your small intestine (duodenum). A thin, flexible viewing tool called an endoscope (scope) is used. Your gastroenterologist will use the upper GI endoscopy to look for health issues and take tissues samples to find health problems, such as:
Also to figure out why you are having certain symptoms, such as:
An upper GI endoscopy can also be used to treat certain health issues, such as: