Upper GI Endoscopy & EGD in North Houston
What is an upper GI endoscopy?
Upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is a medical procedure that can help your digestive doctor determine the cause of your heartburn, acid reflux, or other gastrointestinal problem. The procedure, also called an EGD for short, involves using a small, thin tube with a light and camera at the end, which creates images for your physician to evaluate the area. At Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston, we provide upper GI endoscopy in a comfortable and compassionate setting.
Why is an upper GI endoscopy used?
An upper GI endoscopy might be used to help your physician diagnose, treat, or monitor a wide range of digestive issues, including:
- Heartburn and acid reflux
- Digestive problems / digestive pain
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Difficulty swallowing / dysphagia
At Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston, we may also recommend using an upper GI endoscopy to further evaluate the following upper gastrointestinal symptoms:
- Stomach bleeding
- Swallowing problems / dysphagia
- Stomach pain
What does an upper GI endoscopy involve?
The EGD procedure begins with a consultation with a member of one of our compassionate providers, who will walk you through the entire procedure. Often, you’ll be asked to hold off on taking certain medications or adjust your diet in the days leading up to the GI endoscopy. This will vary from person to person, depending on your exact conditions and needs. Dr. Adeyefa will completely explain the procedure to you and answer any questions you might have.
The procedure itself is relatively short. We will provide you with a pain relieving medication and sedative to help you feel relaxed and comfortable during the procedure. An upper endoscopy involves a small tube going through your throat, which may make some patients feel nervous. You can feel completely relaxed under our care knowing that the procedure will not affect your breathing and our providers will be with you to ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed the whole time.
After the endoscopy, we’ll go through your results with you one-on-one and diagnose any digestive conditions the test has indicated. Then, we’ll walk you through a personalized treatment plan to get you back to your best health.
What are the benefits of having an upper GI endoscopy at Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston?
For years, our gastroenterology practice has provided the Houston area with compassionate and comprehensive digestive care that is patient-centered and focused on improving your digestive and overall health. Some of the many benefits of visiting us for an upper GI endoscopy include the following:
- Short procedure
- Comfortable, compassionate environment
- Detects a wide range of digestive issues
- Minimally invasive
- Little or no downtime
If you are suffering from a digestive issue, visit Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston. Our team strives to provide excellence in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition services for patients in North Houston and the surrounding areas. We believe quality care begins with a patient-centered approach to diagnosing and treating both minor and chronic GI conditions. Schedule an appointment at our practice today by calling 832.912.4481 or fill out the form on this page.