EDG specialist

Making a Diagnosis

To diagnose your illness, we may need to perform an Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). This visual examination of the upper intestinal tract uses a lighted, flexible video endoscope to view the esophagus, the stomach, a small segment of the duodenum, and the small bowel. 

EGD may be necessary for symptoms such as:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Heartburn / indigestion
  • Questionable or history of ulcers
EDG specialist

Pre-Appointment Instructions

In order for Dr. Corder to perform the EGD properly, as well as for your safety, follow these instructions:
  • Do not eat after midnight on the day prior to the procedure
  • Leave all jewelry and valuables at home
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes
  • While Tylenol and aspirin usage are acceptable, inform the staff for additional instructions if you take anti-inflammatory or anticoagulant / antiplatelet medications
  • Mobic, Celebrex, and arthritis medications should not be taken for 7 days prior to the procedure
  • Coumadin (warfarin), Xarelto (rivaroxaban), and Eliquis (apixaban) should not be taken for 3 days prior to your procedure 
  • If you are taking Plavix or any other anticoagulant / antiplatelet medication, be sure to discuss the use of these medications with the doctor or office staff prior to your procedure 
  • If you are a diabetic who takes insulin, follow the instructions provided by our office and test your blood sugar before coming to the center 
  • A responsible adult must be present throughout your appointment and drive you home after the procedure

Days Prior to Your Appointment

Our professional staff will attempt to call you at least 2 or 3 business days before the procedure. This should take no more than 10 to 15 minutes.
With this in mind, have the following information at hand:
  • Medical information detailing your health history, including surgeries
  • Complete list of medications and dosages you currently take, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and natural or organic supplements
  • List of allergies
It’s vital that we have this information prior to the day of your procedure. If you don’t hear from us, call 662-284-9902. 

If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, notify the office at least 48 hours in advance to reschedule, so other patients may use this opening. If we can’t reach you to confirm the appointment, we will give your time slot to another patient.
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Dr. Corder is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Visit Us at:
Magnolia Gastroenterology Clinic, LLC & Magnolia Endoscopy Center, LLC
3050 Corder Drive
Corinth, MS 38834
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