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Diagnosis Upper GI endoscopy

This is a tube with a camera attached, which is used to inspect the esophagus and the stomach. This allows direct inspection of the esophagus to look for damage from the acid reflux.

It can be done using sedation if there is anxiety for the procedure.

Time: 5-10 minutes on average

Risks: Minimal

A small sample of tissue may also be taken at the same time in a biopsy. 

Insist on pictures or video of the procedure for documentation.

Discuss the pros and cons prior to procedure with your doctor.

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