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Upper Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy is a common procedure that is used to evaluate the health and condition of the upper GI tract including the esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine using a thin, flexible tube with a light and camera.  Upper endoscopies are often performed to look for problems such as bleeding, polyps, ulcers, or infection.  A biopsy may be made by the physician, so the lab can review further under a microscope.