How to Perform a High-Yield Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

  • Thiruvengadam Muniraj
  • Douglas G. AdlerEmail author


Performing a high-quality Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) requires competence in the procedure to ensure the appropriate identification of normal and abnormal findings, and performing diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers as indicated. This chapter will review the technique of upper endoscopy focusing on how to perform an efficient and complete examination with discussion of key normal and pathologic findings. With recent paradigm shift toward value-based care emphasizing quality more than quantity, along with payment and policy changes mandating the endoscopists to meet and report quality metrics, we believe this chapter on how to perform a high-yield upper endoscopic examination will be very useful for all the endoscopists.


Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) Ulcer Biopsy Esophagus Stomach Duodenum Quality Competence 

Supplementary material

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Examples of two brief esophagogastroduodenoscopy procedures (MP4 179273 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Huntsman Cancer CenterUniversity of Utah School of MedicineSalt Lake CityUSA

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