EGD (Gastroscopy) Course Description

Course Credits: Earn up to 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits.

EGD is a two-day course.

EGD is the diagnostic procedure of choice in many cases of upper GI disease. With the advent of smaller (ultrathin) fiber-optic endoscopes, an office-based EGD can now be readily performed. If these procedures are performed in the office, reimbursement is usually higher. Primary care physicians nationwide are acquiring skills to perform these procedures and research has documented excellent quality of care. Patients can benefit from rapid, accurate, cost-effective diagnosis. Participants will appreciate the practical pointers of getting started in the office or GI lab. Proper patient selection, sedation needs, and necessary equipment will be reviewed. Videos will reinforce lecture materials. Teaching models will provide “hands-on” experience in using the gastroscope.