Masters Program Flexible Endoscopy Pathway: Diagnostic Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

  • Consandre P. Romain
  • Robert Joshua Bowles
  • Jose M. Martinez


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.


Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) Indication Diagnostic Esophagus Stomach Duodenum Endoscope Endoscopy Wheel Evaluation Scope maneuvers Documentation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Consandre P. Romain
    • 1
  • Robert Joshua Bowles
    • 2
  • Jose M. Martinez
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Laparoendoscopic SurgeryJackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Division of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of SurgeryUniversity of Miami Health System, University of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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