Digestive System: Scope Exam and Tissue Sample
Upper Endoscopy of Esophagus, Stomach and Duodenum (EGD)
About This Procedure:
An upper endoscopy uses a scope to evaluate and diagnose digestive disorders that may affect the throat, stomach, or part of the small intestines. The endoscope, a tube with a camera and light, is passed down through the mouth to view the upper digestive tract. This particular procedure includes taking a tissue sample.
The procedure’s price varies a lot as it can be done in a number of settings – like a doctor’s office, an outpatient center, or a hospital outpatient department.
Alternatives tests to examine this upper part of the digestive system are a barium x-ray or a sonogram. These imaging machines are ways to take pictures of the digestive system but not to take tissue samples or remove growths.
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The price of this service, done in an outpatient facility, includes all of the care you get that day - the fees for the facility, the doctors and others.
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