The Center for Digestive Medicine Talks About the Benefits of Receiving an Upper Endoscopy

The Center for Digestive Medicine explains the benefits of upper endoscopy treatment for those suffering from digestive disorders. Patients that have symptoms ranging from heartburn, vomiting, nausea or difficulty swallowing can benefit from receiving an upper endoscopy.

What is an upper endoscopy?

Also known as an EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy), this procedure "utilizes an endoscope - a long flexible tube with a tiny camera at the end of it. It enables your doctor to closely examine the lining of your esophagus, stomach, and duodenum, providing a better view than an X-ray can in these areas of the body."[1]

An endoscopy is a relatively painless way for patients to get a quick look at their esophagus to make sure there are no cancerous or precancerous conditions. According to an article from the Gramercy Park Digestive Disease Center, "an endoscopy provides these benefits:

  • A fast, comfortable procedure.
  • The doctor can provide a quick diagnosis of any problems so treatment can begin immediately. 
  • A doctor may even be able to correct issues during the endoscopy.
  • The procedure can be recorded for later examination or comparison to a follow-up test.
  • An EGD provides a more detailed view of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum than an X-ray can provide." [2]

The Center for Digestive Medicine offers a convenient in-house endoscopy center for ease-of-use and same-day procedures. 

About the Center for Digestive Medicine:  The Center for Digestive Medicine is the premier gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) practice serving the Miami-Dade, Florida area that comprises three physicians and three ARNPs with a clinic and an Office-based endoscopy center within the same location for your convenience. Our providers utilize the most advanced equipment, current techniques, and medications to treat all aspects of gastroenterology related diseases including but not limited to: colon cancer screening, treatment of disease of the liver and pancreas, management of GERD, inflammatory bowel syndromes such as Chron's and ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome. The Center for Digestive Medicine is perfect for those looking for a gastroenterologist in South Miami.

Citations

1,2. Gramercy Park Digestive Disease Center (2017, January 31)  What Are the Benefits of an Upper Endoscopy?  Retrieved from: https://www.gpddc.com/2017/01/31/benefits-upper-endoscopy/

Source: The Center for Digestive Medicine


Categories: Gastroenterology/Intestinal Diseases

Tags: colon cancer, colonoscopy, esophageal cancer, gastroenterologist, upper endoscopy


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