What is EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)?

Category: Procedures

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Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is an examination of the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and upper duodenum with a small camera (flexible endoscope) which is inserted down the throat.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 6 1
Hiatal hernia 6 0
Multiple sclerosis 5 0
Diagnostic assessment 3 0
Flatulence 2 0
Abdominal cramps 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)

Side effect Patients
Abdominal pain 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)

Nov 9, 2011 (Started Oct 31, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Severe stricture of gastric outlet)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastric ulcer)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Began Carafate and Protonix for treatment of gastric ulcer. Excellent results. Second dilatation of stricture, so far, has been effective.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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