Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a procedure to help physicians look inside your child’s body. A doctor inserts a soft, flexible tube into your child’s mouth and down to his or her stomach. The doctor can then look at the lining of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) on a TV monitor. The doctor may also take small samples of tissue to study in the lab. Your child will be asleep during this procedure and can go home once he or she is awake and alert.

There are multiple procedures that involve endoscopy, including colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (also called EGD or upper endoscopy).

Read more about what to expect with endoscopic procedures.

Children’s Wisconsin has a dedicated endoscopy team and was the first program in the area to offer wireless capsule endoscopy. 

Endoscopy videos

Watch our step-by-step videos guiding your child through an endoscopy procedure.

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Watch our step-by-step videos guiding your child through an endoscopy procedure.

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