This is an exam of the esophagus, stomach and upper intestine using a thin tube with a camera. A biopsy may be done to evaluate abnormal findings.
An upper endoscopy is an exam of the esophagus, stomach and upper part of the small intestine using a thin, lighted tube with a camera on the end. This test can help a doctor diagnose a variety of digestive tract disorders. A biopsy means a small sample of tissue is taken for testing.
You will need to fast for up to eight hours before the test to make sure your upper digestive tract is empty.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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