EDG (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)

Upper Digestive Diagnostics and Treatment at The GastroEnterology Center

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, or EGD, is a procedure that allows specialists at The GastroEnterology Center to look directly at the upper digestive tract. EGD evaluation can diagnose:

  • Inflammation
  • Cancer
  • Changes in the upper digesting tract that may lead to cancer, such as Barrett's Esophagus

For your comfort patients are sedated during the procedure. A scope is passed from the esophagus into the stomach and down to the duodenum. A related procedure uses a special scope called an ERCP to examine the biliary tree, which leads to the liver.

EGD Procedure Is More Than Just a Diagnostic Tool

In addition to careful review of the digestive tract during an EGD procedure, GastroEnterology Center doctors can also:

  • Collect tissue samples
  • Treat bleeding ulcers
  • Remove blockages of food
  • Place feeding tubes, if needed

More Information

EGD Preparation Instructions EGD Preparation Instructions (440 KB)

Patient Responsibilities Acknowledgement Patient Responsibilities Acknowledgement (119 KB)

Digestive Health Tips From Our Staff

Fiber:  Methylcellulose fiber supplementation is an excellent and less bloating option.

"I highly recommend methylcellulose fiber supplementation. This is an excellent choice and has less bloating symptoms.


Dr. Powell states he chose to practice Gastroenterology, “to treat a wide scope of different problems and afflictions and using modern treatment to help these patients feel better.”