Upper Endoscopy Procedure
What is an upper endoscopy?
Upper endoscopy is a routine, outpatient procedure in which the inside of the upper digestive system is examined.
The procedure is commonly used to help identify the causes of:
- Abdominal or chest pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Swallowing disorders
Endoscopy can also help identify inflammation, ulcers and tumors.
Upper endoscopy is more accurate than X-rays for detecting abnormal growths and for examining the inside of the upper digestive system. The improved accuracy is especially important if you have had upper-digestive-tract surgery in the past.