What is an upper endoscopy?
Upper endoscopy is a procedure that involves the use of an endoscope (a thin, tube-like device equipped with a camera), to examine the upper digestive system. In an upper endoscopy, the endoscope is inserted into the body through the mouth to look for signs of illness in certain areas, such as the esophagus, stomach and start of the small intestine (bowel).
Upper endoscopy for esophageal cancer
Upper endoscopy is one of the most accurate ways of diagnosing esophageal cancer.
The camera on the end of the endoscope allows our doctors to see the lining of the esophagus and detect any abnormalities. This procedure is done while the patient is under sedation.