Upper Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy is an outpatient procedure that uses a flexible tube with its own light source to to examine the lining of of your stomach. Medicine is injected through the needle to make you feel sleepy and relaxed, while the gastroenterologist performs the procedure.

An upper endoscopy typically takes 15-30 minutes, and a biopsy may be taken if any abnormalities are found.

After the exam you will likely feel sleepy, and a follow up appointment may be scheduled to discuss the findings of your procedure.