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About Endoscopy

Your doctor may order an endoscopy if you suffer from stomach problems or digestive tract ailments. Endoscopy is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure used to take a look at your upper digestive system with a tiny camera attached to the end of a long, flexible tube. This allows the doctor to visually examine and treat conditions of the esophagus, stomach and the beginning of the small intestine (duodenum). An endoscopy is performed by a physician specializing in disorders of the digestive tract known as a gastroenterologist.