The upper gastrointestinal (GI) includes the oesophagus (food pipe), stomach and the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). The upper gastrointestinal tract is prone to several conditions that may need surgical treatment.
There are several diagnostic procedures to evaluate these conditions, including:
These diagnostic techniques can be used to evaluate some upper GI symptoms like swallowing difficulty and abdominal pain, and diagnose underlying conditions that may include benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous) tumours.
Upper GI surgery includes: