At The Gastroenterology Group of Northern NJ, our Gastroenterology Specialist in Englewood specializes in procedures like esophagogastroduodenoscopy, or EGD. This upper endoscopy or gastroscopy is a diagnostic test used to examine the upper digestive tract area, such as the stomach, esophagus and small intestine or duodenum.
An EGD procedure is done by placing a thin tube that carries a light and camera which enters the mouth and into the upper digestive tract. The camera transmits images that can be viewed on a screen during the procedure and is used to diagnose symptoms that are causing stomach pain, vomiting and nausea, internal bleeding and problems with swallowing. It can also help to determine the cause of tumors and ulcers, acid reflux and infections. The patient is sedated during the procedure using an IV and anesthetic so that they are calm and not in danger of gagging. The entire procedure done by our Gastroenterology Specialist in Englewood takes about 5-10 minutes. Patients are instructed to have their procedure done on an empty stomach and to not eat or drink 6 hours before the surgery.
After the procedure the patient sits quietly and is kept under observation for a little while as their sedation wears off. They may have soreness in the throat area, but most patients do not experience any pain. This procedure is ideal in figuring out ailments that are common in many people such as abdominal pain and ulcers. Our Gastroenterology Specialist in Englewood specializes in treating these and many other gastric problems that can prevent patients from having a better quality of life. Our offices are clean and equipped with the latest technology so patients can feel confident that their test results are all of the utmost quality and accuracy. Call our offices today to speak to a staff member about scheduling appointments and how we can help you and your health needs.