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Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Procedure

miVIP Surgeons Are Here to Improve the Health of Your Digestive System

Should you ever experience problems with your digestive system, there is a chance that your doctor might recommend an upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy in order to examine you for inflammation, ulcers, tumors, bleeding or infections in the inside lining of your esophagus, small intestine and stomach. An esophagogastroduodenoscopy procedure is the same as an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Not only can miVIP perform this procedure to help give you a better idea about the health of your digestive system, the procedure can also be done before certain other procedures, such as checking for internal bleeding, removing foreign objects that have been swallowed and gathering samples of tissues for an examination.

How the Surgery Is Performed

More than likely, your procedure will be done in a clinic, hospital or physician’s office by a doctor who specializes in the digestive system, also known as a gastroenterologist.

  • Preparation – Before your gastrointestinal examination, you will be asked not to drink or eat anything for six to eight hours so that your empty stomach can be examined more easily and so there is less chance of you vomiting. During emergency examinations, a tube can be inserted into the nose or mouth to empty out your stomach.
  • Precautions – It’s best that you avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin during the days leading up to your procedure. The reason for this is that you might experience bleeding during the test if any polyps are removed or biopsy samples are taken. The same rules apply for any blood-thinning medicines that you might be taking. In order to see if you have a low blood count or if there is any chance of your blood clotting, you might have to undergo a blood test.
  • During the Test – During your esophagogastroduodenoscopy procedure, you might be given a sedative or pain medication through an IV. You will be in a relaxed and drowsy state during the examination, and you might not remember much of the actual test. You will be given a mouth guard before a thin tube outfitted with a camera is painlessly inserted into your upper GI tract.

Your duodenum, esophagus and stomach will be examined during the procedure, and pictures might be taken for study. The examination will most likely last 30 to 45 minutes.

miVIP Surgeons

Your minimally invasive esophagogastroduodenoscopy procedure will be done by a highly experienced and qualified miVIP surgeon backed with an equally experienced and qualified support staff. Since our surgeries are minimally invasive, you’ll be able to recover as quickly as possible.

What to Expect After the Procedure

You will be released once you make a full recovery after your procedure, but you will not be able to operate machinery or drive for 12 hours, nor will you be able to drink alcohol for 12 to 24 hours. You will be advised as to when you can resume your normal eating habits and activities. Before your esophagogastroduodenoscopy procedure, you will want to make sure you discuss your potential risks with your doctor.


The biggest determining factor for your GI examination will be your medical insurance. There is also a possibility that you will have to pay a deductible if you have not taken care of all necessary out-of-pocket expenses.

Contact Us Today

If you have any questions about GI procedures or if you would like more information about Las Vegas miVIP surgeons, give us a call at 877-956-2263.

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