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Upper Endoscopy (OGD)

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An Upper Endoscopy (Gastroscopy or OGD) is a procedure routinely used to examine the upper digestive system. The Consultant Gastroenterologist uses an endoscope to examine the patient and sometimes to treat any conditions found.

Your GP may refer you for an Upper Endoscopy if you present with any of the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Anaemia
  • Barrett’s Oesophagus
  • Bleeding
  • Chest Pain
  • Dyspepsia
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Haemotemosis / Malaena
  • Heartburn
  • Inflammation
  • Nausea / Vomiting
  • Varices Assessment
  • Weight loss

This list is not exhaustive.