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What are the risks of an upper GI endoscopy?

Jonathan Aviv, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
Risks of an upper GI endoscopy are mainly related to the type of anesthesia used, as sedation is required to avoid a gag reflex when the camera is put in the mouth and down the throat. Watch otolaryngologist Jonathan Aviv, MD, explain these risks.

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