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Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) allows the doctor to look directly into the first part of the small intestine (duodenum), your esophagus and stomach.


  • Follow your doctor's instructions carefully
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight
  • Arrange for an adult to drive you home after the exam.


  • You lie on your left side for the procedure
  • Your throat may be numbed with a spray
  • You are given sedation through an intravenous (IV) line. This will make you drowsy or completely asleep
  • You swallow the endoscope. This is thinner than most pieces of food that you swallow
  • Air is inserted to expand your GI tract. It can make you burp
  • The endoscope carries images of your upper GI tract to a video screen
  • The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes
  • After the procedure is done, you rest for a time and an adult must drive you home.