Gastroenterology Partners of North Houston


129 Vision Park Blvd, Suite 307 Shenandoah, TX 77384

An upper endoscopy is a procedure used to visually examine your upper digestive system with a tiny camera on the end of a long, flexible tube. A specialist in diseases of the digestive system (gastroenterologist) uses an endoscopy to diagnose and, sometimes, treat conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach and beginning of the small intestine (duodenum).

The medical term for an upper endoscopy is esophagogastroduodenoscopy. You may have an upper endoscopy done in your doctor's office, an outpatient surgery center or a hospital.


What to Expect


Diagnose conditions such as gastrointestinal disease, celiac disease, cancer, polyps, and more.

How to Prepare

At your office visit your physicians’ staff will provide you information regarding your preparation, advising you what medication you can take the days leading up to your procedure. You must have someone over 18 drive you to and from the procedure.


You will spend about 2 to 4 hours at the facility you are scheduled, we advise you not to drive or make any important decisions the day of your procedure. You should be able to return to normal daily activities the day after your procedure.

Save time and and prepare ahead.

What to Expect and Patient Responsibilities