Endoscopy (Upper GI Endoscopy)

Endoscopy is a procedure where your doctor will use a long flexible tube (endoscope) with light and camera at its end to inspect the inside lining of your esophagus (gullet), stomach and duodenum (first part of small intestine).

It is mainly advised as a diagnostic method for a range of conditions although, at time, it may be used to provide treatment as well. Examples of conditions which may warrant an endoscopy are gastritis, reflux (heart burn), hiatus hernia, swallowing problems like food sticking in the chest, etc.