In this video, physicians explain that endoscopy is a medical procedure that uses an instrument called an endoscope to examine an area of the body, such as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. They describe the different types of endoscopic procedures that may be used, depending on what is being examined: upper endoscopy (esophagogastroduodenoscopy, or EGD), push enteroscopy, deep endoscopy, and also advanced endoscopic procedures such as Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
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