Adverse Events Associated with EGD and EGD-Related Techniques

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

July 14, 2022

Last Updated Month/Year

August 14, 2023

Document Type


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

This document is intended to educate readers on the rates and predictors of adverse events (AEs) in patients who undergo EGD and EGD-related techniques. Our goal is to assist endoscopists in providing accurate, evidence-based, and up-to-date information on the rates of AEs to patients, caretakers, and trainees. The information provided should not be construed as encouraging or discouraging any particular treatment or technique. Clinical decision-making in any specific case involves a personalized and thorough analysis of the patient’s condition, available courses of action, local expertise, and the patient’s values and preferences. Therefore, certain clinical considerations could lead an endoscopist to take a course of action that varies from the guidance in this document. This document is an update of a previous guideline prepared by the Standards of Practice Committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) in 2013.

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Hospital, Outpatient, Operating and recovery room

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Diagnosis, Assessment and screening, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D016099 - Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal


esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), endoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Upper endoscopy, upper GI endoscopy, GI endoscopy, EGD

Source Citation

ASGE STANDARDS OF PRACTICE COMMITTEE, Coelho-Prabhu N, Forbes N, Thosani NC, Storm AC, Pawa S, Kohli DR, Fujii-Lau LL, Elhanafi S, Calderwood AH, Buxbaum JL, Kwon RS, Amateau SK, Al-Haddad MA, Qumseya BJ. Adverse events associated with EGD and EGD-related techniques. Gastrointest Endosc. 2022 Sep;96(3):389-401.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2022.04.024. Epub 2022 Jul 14. PMID: 35843754.