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How Safe Is an Upper Endoscopy?

Clip Number: 12 of 25
Presentation: EGD (Upper Endoscopy)
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Reviewed By: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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No procedure is ever completely free of risks. However, upper endoscopy has been performed for many years with successful results and very limited complications. Complications during upper endoscopy occur in approximately 1 to 2 out of 1000 procedures.
The complications will be broken down into minor and major categories. Minor complications are, in most cases, temporary and easily treated by your healthcare providers.

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