Transnasal Esophagoscopy (or TNE) is a procedure that is performed without sedation in the office. During the procedure, a flexible endoscope with high definition camera is placed through the nose, then into the throat, esophagus, and stomach. This provides excellent imaging quality for the diagnosis of various swallowing and esophageal disorders. Biopsies of any abnormal tissue can also be performed at the time of the procedure. For many patients, this procedure takes the place of traditional upper endoscopy (EGD) performed by gastroenterologists (GI specialists). EGD requires sedation and is performed in a hospital or appropriate outpatient facility, adding risk as well as significantly increased cost to the patient.
The providers of Peak ENT perform transnasal esophagoscopy in the office and are proud to offer our patients this lower risk, lower cost alternative to traditional upper endoscopy.