An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and Colonoscopy are two forms of non-surgical testing that are used to examine the upper region of the gastrointestinal tract and the colon respectively. Essentially, EGD and a Colonoscopy are performed by using an endoscope/colonoscope which is a flexible 4-foot tube with a camera attachment. During an EGD, the doctor inserts the endoscope through the mouth of the patient to examine the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum. Whereas, during a Colonoscopy, the colonoscope is inserted through the rectum to examine your colon through to the cecum or the ileum. Your doctor may perform a Colonoscopy if they are looking for signs of colon cancer or Crohn’s disease as per your visible symptoms. An endoscopy may be done if a patient has symptoms such as stomach pain, ongoing diarrhea, constipation, or digestive tract bleeding. For EGD or colonoscopy, do not hesitate to book an appointment with one of our specialists through our secure online form.