Esophagoscopy is a type of endoscopy (EGD) that doesn’t require incisions. It is performed with an endoscope – a long, narrow, tube-like device with a light and a camera. This procedure allows your doctor to examine your esophagus for abnormalities, take a tissue sample (biopsy) to test for certain conditions, or perform treatments.
Barrett’s esophagus is a change in the lining of the esophagus, typically in response to chronic acid damage. It increases the risk of cancer in a significant percentage of patients. Our physicians are fully trained to treat Barrett’s esophagus using Radio Frequency Ablation. Tissue biopsy using endoscopy (EGD) can determine if you have Barrett’s esophagus. Screening may be recommended for those with uncontrolled gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who have not respond well to acid reflux treatment.