EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)

During endoscopy, a long, narrow, flexible tube called an endoscope is used.  This instrument contains a strong light and a video camera.  It shows images of your GI (gastrointestinal tract) on a video screen.  If you are having symptoms of an upper GI problem, this procedure may be done to help find the cause.  It can also help treat upper GI problems, as well.

If you are concerned that you have a GI problem, have your physician set up a consult with Dr. Schram.  Dr. Schram will be able to perform the EGD procedure at either the Hastings Surgical Center or Mary Lanning Healthcare for you.

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