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Upper Endoscopy in Weston, MA

If you or someone you care about experience unusual symptoms, like nausea, vomiting, or abdominal discomfort, or have unusual results from imaging tests, an upper endoscopy may help find a solution. This procedure, also known as esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD, is a valuable diagnostic tool for identifying the causes of gastrointestinal (GI) issues and determining effective treatments for the upper GI tract. It involves the use of a long, flexible tube with a camera called an endoscope to examine the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. An upper endoscopy is often recommended for diagnosing various GI symptoms, including abdominal pain, heartburn/reflux, swallowing difficulties, bleeding, or unusual x-ray results. For more information on how Dr. Vera Denmark, a board-certified gastroenterologist, can assist in diagnosing and treating your GI symptoms, reach out to Denmark Digestive Health in Weston, MA to arrange a consultation. Dr. Denmark expertly utilizes the upper endoscope to identify your medical issues and create an effective treatment plan to enhance your GI health.

Our team will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare for your upper endoscopy and what is permitted and not permitted before and after the procedure. You may be asked to not eat or drink anything after midnight except for any approved medications. You may be instructed to discontinue blood-thinning medications a few days before the procedure. For the procedure, medication will be administered to numb the mouth and throat. A mild sedative may also be given through an IV. Once numb, the endoscope will be gently inserted into the mouth and advanced through the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Based on the findings of the procedure, several things could be done, like controlling bleeding and removing polyps for biopsies. You can expect this procedure to take between 10 – 20 minutes. After the exam is complete, you will be taken to the recovery room where you will be monitored while the sedation wears off.

Having an upper endoscopy can offer several advantages for patients in Weston, MA. This procedure enables Dr. Denmark to directly view the esophagus, stomach, and the initial section of the small intestine known as the duodenum. Additional benefits of undergoing an EGD include:

  • Facilitates the diagnosis of various GI issues, including but not limited to gastrointestinal infections, Crohn's disease, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), and celiac disease
  • Provides the opportunity for the removal of polyps, conducting tissue biopsies, and performing other minor procedures
  • Helps identify the reasons behind specific symptoms, such as abdominal pain or discomfort, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting
  • Considered to be a quick, efficient, and safe method

Dr. Vera Denmark is a very patient Physician! She helped me come off the medication and change my diet to prevent me from having acid reflux disease! She is very thorough and thoughtful and always examined me very carefully!

Anonymous Healthgrades

Dr Denmark is welcoming and calming. She is a great listener and does an outstanding job of aligning with the patient to assess patient and symptoms. Dr Denmark explained her analysis of my situation in clear, easy to understand language, and wrote out a plan of action that included all of my concerns. She was able to diagnose a condition that I have had for years, that kept getting worse. No previous Dr was able to help me. I am now on the mend and so happy that I was lucky enough to find her.

J.W. Healthgrades

Dr. Denmark is the most compassionate/intuitive/brilliant medical professional I've ever had the privilege of getting an appointment for consultation. Walking in with fears and leaving with sound, practical advice has made me understand that with aging, you have to change your diet. The terrible stabbing pain ceased. She listened and with questions and answers, got right to the problem.She spent a lot of time with me. Thank you so much.

J. Healthgrades

Experienced and knowledgeable about GI issues. Dr. Denmark was quick and efficient with my exam and diagnosis. The surgical center was totally overbooked the day I went for my exam, but these things happen.

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Don't let uncertainty about your symptoms cause you discomfort. With Dr. Vera Denmark's expertise and experience, you can uncover the root cause of your health concerns and find relief. Denmark Digestive Health can help you understand and address your GI issues with the help of upper endoscopy. To find out how we can help you achieve better gastrointestinal health and overall well-being, reach out to our Weston, MA practice today for a consultation.

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