An Upper Endoscopy is a procedure used to examine the inner lining of your digestive system. A small camera mounted on a long flexible tube is inserted down the esophagus.
An Upper Endoscopy allows the gastroenterologists to observe the condition of the stomach, esophagus, and duodenum (the uppermost part of the small intestine).They are also able to diagnose and, sometimes, treat conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach and beginning of the small intestine.
The exam itself takes about 30 minutes. Patients are usually given medicine to help them relax and sleep while it’s done.