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Upper GI Endoscopy Specialist

Jeffrey M. Loria, MD -  - Gastroenterologist

Jeffrey M. Loria, MD

Gastroenterologist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Board Certified Gastroenterologist Dr. Jeffrey M. Loria, located on the Upper East Side in New York City, brings over 20 years of experience to consulting patients and administering appropriate, state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, including upper GI endoscopy.

Upper GI Endoscopy Q & A

What is an upper GI endoscopy?

An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (EGD) is a safe, minimally invasive procedure that enables Dr. Loria to view the lining of the upper part of a patient’s gastrointestinal tract. It is used to help diagnose conditions involving the esophagus, stomach, and beginning of the small intestine called the duodenum. The procedure utilizes an endoscope, which is a thin, flexible tube with a lens and a light source at the end, that transmits images to a monitor for precise examination.

Why might Dr. Loria recommend an upper GI endoscopy?

Before recommending any procedure, Dr. Loria first takes a comprehensive history and conducts a thorough physical examination. From here, appropriate diagnostic testing will be ordered, which can include an upper GI endoscopy. Some symptoms that an upper GI endoscopy may be used to assess include unexplained nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, gastrointestinal bleeding, and anemia. During the procedure biopsies, removal of polyps or tumors, and control of bleeding can be performed, often eliminating the need for a second test or procedure.

What can I expect from an upper GI endoscopy?

This is a short and well-tolerated procedure that is performed using sedation to ensure utmost patient comfort. Dr. Loria utilizes the latest technology and performs all GI endoscopy procedures at Carnegie Hill Endoscopy, a state-of-the-art facility located on Lexington Avenue between 97th and 98th Street. When Dr. Loria recommends an upper GI endoscopy, he provides each patient with a detailed explanation of what to expect and how to prepare as well as, answer any other questions.

When will I receive the results of my test?

This varies depending on what is being looked for. The visual findings are discussed the day of the procedure. However, if a tissue sample is collected for a biopsy, it will take a few days to receive the laboratory results. Dr. Loria keeps patients informed every step of the way.