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Any one tell me what to expect with the EGD? Dr. Hoehn is doing mine next Wednesday, was wondering if I would be asleep for this, not sure about them sticking the scope down my throat if I'm awake. Doing this at the Bariatric Center of Kansas City at Shawnee Mission.

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They will numb the back of your throat and put a plastic thing between your teeth. You may not remember the procedure but you won't be "out". You will be laying on your left side and when you come back to yourself you will be in recovery. I worked in surgery for 15+ years and have done a lot of egd's. If this isn't exact it is pretty close. Hope that helps

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I took a nap, woke up, and they were done. I do not remember a thing.

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You know the stuff that Michael Jackson doctor gave him to put him to sleep? Yeah, that's what they used on me. Best naps I've ever had. You wake up and remember NOTHING. I've had three EGD's. They were all easy peasy. You got this. BTW,it's a very short procedure.

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Hi. I get mine done next Wednesday too. Told me ill be under. Have to have someone drive me home.

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I hope I don't sound stupid but what is this EGD that you all are referring to? Just reading the responses are making me nervous.

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The EGD is usually done at the same time the colonoscopy is done but not everyone has the EGD. It's the upper GI where they put a scope down your throat to see your esophagus and your stomach. People with Reflux and such have to have this done prior to surgery. It involves no prep and is easy. The colonoscopy ...........well that is no fun. ha

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