A look into ADC Endoscopy Specialist’s EDG procedure.

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ADC Endoscopy Specialists (Center) is an ambulatory surgical facility that opened in 2006 with the intention of providing quality care with comfort and convenience to their patients. ADC Endoscopy Specialists is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services and certified for Medicare services and we are AAAHC Certified.

All of our physicians are board certified in their specialty and are available to provide the following procedures in an outpatient setting:

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
Colonoscopy
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

 

In this blog, we will be focusing on a Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, more commonly known as an EGD.

What is an EGD?

An EGD is a procedure in which a physician uses an endoscope (small scope or tube with a camera on one end) to look at the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and upper duodenum (small intestine).

Why should I have an EGD?

This procedure may help determine the cause of gastrointestinal abnormalities of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

An EGD is one of the most commonly performed endoscopic procedures. Properly performed, it provides valuable information in patients with upper gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. Additionally, therapeutic EGD forms the mainstay of treatment for upper GI bleeding and for dilation or stenting of benign and malignant strictures.

What to expect:

Upon admission

  • Your nurse will take your blood pressure, temperature and other vital signs
  • You will be asked about pain of any kind
  • Your nurse will go over all of the forms that will need to be filled out
  • Your medications and allergies to medications will be reviewed
  • An IV will be started
  • An assessment will be complete

The procedure

  • Monitors will be placed on you in order that we may monitor your blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen saturation.
  • You will be placed on a small amount of oxygen through a nasal cannula.
    Medications will be given by physicians orders throughout the procedure (medications most commonly used are Demerol; Versed; Fentanyl; and Phenergan). Please notify your nurse if you are allergic to any of these medications.
  • Your physician may take biopsies, remove polyps or perform treatment during the procedure (specimens will be sent for testing and your physicians office will call you with the results).
  • The procedure will usually take an average of 30-45 minutes.

We require that the person accompanying you remain at the Center during your procedure and to drive you home after your procedure. If you have any valuables with you, we will ask that you give them to the person accompanying you. Remember to ask any questions that you may have at any time.

 

For more information on the procedure, recovery  or to schedule an appointment, visit our website.

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