Masters Program Flexible Endoscopy Pathway: Diagnostic Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
Diagnostic esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is one of the most common procedures performed by surgeons and gastroenterologists. There is an ever-expanding number of indications to perform an EGD, while there are few absolute contraindications. EGD is the only modality to allow direct visualization of the upper gastrointestinal tract and obtain a tissue biopsy. A complete diagnostic EGD includes adequate pre-procedure preparation of the patient and the supporting staff, a comprehensive examination and a detailed documentation. Indications, patient preparation, and detailed maneuvers for successful completion of a diagnostic EGD are discussed in this chapter.
KeywordsEsophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) Indication Diagnostic Esophagus Stomach Duodenum Endoscope Endoscopy Wheel Evaluation Scope maneuvers Documentation
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