offered in Ewing, Hamilton Township, Brick Township, Robbinsville and Matawan, NJ
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a medical procedure that AZZ Medical Associates offers to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine. Our team of experienced healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing personalized and high-quality care in a compassionate and comfortable environment. With convenient locations in Brick Township, Hamilton Township, and Ewing, New Jersey, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care and customer service.
During an EGD procedure, a flexible tube with a camera at the end, called an endoscope, is inserted through the mouth and guided down into the digestive tract. This allows our skilled physicians to visually examine the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum, identify any abnormalities, and perform necessary treatments, such as biopsies or removal of polyps.
At AZZ Medical Associates, we understand the importance of timely access to healthcare services. That’s why we offer same-day telehealth appointments, allowing you to conveniently consult with our healthcare providers remotely. Whether you require an in-person EGD or prefer the convenience of a telehealth consultation, our team is committed to delivering personalized and effective care.
Contact AZZ Medical Associates today to schedule your Esophagogastroduodenoscopy procedure or book your appointment online. Our dedicated staff is ready to provide you with the highest quality of care for all your gastrointestinal needs.
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a versatile procedure that can diagnose and treat various conditions affecting the upper digestive tract. Some of the conditions that can be evaluated and treated through EGD include:
1. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): EGD can assess the extent of damage to the esophagus caused by chronic acid reflux and help guide treatment options.
2. Peptic ulcers: EGD can identify the presence of ulcers in the stomach or duodenum, determine their severity, and guide appropriate treatment.
3. Barrett’s esophagus: EGD is used to detect and monitor changes in the lining of the esophagus that can occur as a result of long-term acid reflux, which increases the risk of esophageal cancer.
4. Gastrointestinal bleeding: EGD can identify the source of bleeding in the upper digestive tract, such as ulcers, tumors, or blood vessel abnormalities, and can sometimes be used to stop bleeding through various techniques.
5. Swallowing difficulties: EGD can assess the cause of difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), such as strictures or narrowing of the esophagus, and guide appropriate treatment options.
6. Inflammation or infection: EGD can evaluate the presence of inflammation, such as esophagitis or gastritis, and detect infections like Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium associated with stomach ulcers.
7. Tumors and polyps: EGD can detect the presence of abnormal growths in the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum and can obtain tissue samples (biopsies) for further analysis.
These are just a few examples of the conditions that can be diagnosed and treated using Esophagogastroduodenoscopy. The procedure allows for direct visualization of the upper digestive tract, enabling accurate diagnosis and targeted interventions as necessary. Your healthcare provider at AZZ Medical Associates will determine if EGD is the right procedure for your specific condition and provide personalized care to address your needs.