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Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract

An endoscopy of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract allows the physician to see the esophagus (the tube which attaches the mouth to the stomach), the stomach, and the duodenum (first part of the small bowel or intestine). This exam may be done to:

  • Locate bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract
  • Determine the reason for persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Diagnose ulcers (sores in the stomach or duodenum) or other problems
  • Collect a tissue sample (biopsy)

Lower Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract

An endoscopy of the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract allows the physician to see the rectum and colon, the large bowel or intestine. The procedure may just extend to the first part of the colon, the sigmoid (a sigmoidoscopy) or, it may examine the entire inverted U-shaped colon (a colonoscopy). This exam may be done to:

  • Diagnose the cause of diarrhea and/or abdominal pain
  • Locate areas of bleeding
  • Collect a tissue sample - a biopsy
  • Patient Preparation For An Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Endoscopy