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Upper Endoscopy

An Upper Endoscopy is a procedure in which a small flexible endoscope is introduced through the mouth and advanced through the pharynx, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.

An Upper Endoscopy may be used to:

  • Identify and diagnose inflammation, ulcers, bleeding and tumors.
  • It can also remove polyps and treat inflamed areas or bleeding.

Preparing for an Upper Endoscopy

You will be asked to refrain from eating solid foods for at least 8 hours prior to your schedule procedure.

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Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

Gastroenterology Services
610.534.6270
Direct Access Endoscopy
Physician Assistant
610.237.7360


Mercy Philadelphia Hospital

Gastroenterology Services
215.748.9833


Mercy Suburban Hospital

Endoscopy Unit
610.278.2146

Direct Access Endoscopy
Nurse Navigator

610.278.2168


Nazareth Hospital

Endoscopy
215.335.7740