What is an Upper GI endoscopy / OGD?

Upper GI Endoscopy is a commonly performed telescopic camera procedure to look at the inside of the ‘upper’ Gastro-Intestinal tract. It is also called an OGD as it allows to examine the Oesophagus (gullet), Gastric (stomach) and Duodenum (first part of small bowel).

When / why will I need an OGD / Upper GI endoscopy?

If you have any of the following symptoms, you will need to see a GP / a specialist to discuss the need for an endoscopy

  1. Difficulty swallowing
  2. Heartburn (severe / long lasting)
  3. Indigestion
  4. Feeling full after small meals
  5. Chest discomfort after meals
  6. Unexplained anaemia (low blood count)
  7. Weight loss
  8. Vomiting blood
  9. Passing black stool
  10. For treatment of a previously diagnosed condition

Consult your GP or Mr Jayanthi for further assessment of your symptoms and the need for endoscopy. Mr Jayanthi is an expert in Upper GI endoscopy.


Therapeutic Endoscopy

Therapeutic endoscopy means that the endoscopy is performed to treat certain conditions or do procedures endoscopically. Endoscopy is widely used for treatments of several conditions. Mr Jayanthi is an expert in the following Therapeutic Endoscopy procedures.


Diagnostic Endoscopy

In this section, the procedure that is done to establish a diagnosis is discussed.

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