Our accredited Endoscopy Center offers comprehensive treatment for gastrointestinal issues affecting your digestive system. With an endoscope — a thin, flexible tube with a light and a camera — we can perform a wide variety of diagnostic, therapeutic and screening gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures.
A colonoscopy is used for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of colon conditions, including colorectal cancer. The endoscope is inserted through the rectum to examine your colon and rectum to detect changes, polyps, inflammation or other abnormalities.
Colon polyps form in the lining of your GI tract. Most are noncancerous, but some can grow and turn into cancer over time. Colon polyps don’t cause symptoms and there’s no way to know if one will become cancerous. During a colonoscopy, we remove polyps to reduce your risk and help prevent colon cancer.
ERCP is an imaging procedure used to look into your pancreatic ducts and bile ducts. The endoscope goes through your mouth and into these parts of the body to diagnose conditions like pancreatitis or to remove blockages in the ducts.
Endoscopic ultrasonography is a form of ultrasound performed inside the body instead of externally. An endoscope with an ultrasound probe on the end is inserted through either your mouth or anus to look for problems along your gastrointestinal tract.
Difficulty swallowing is often due to a narrowing of the esophagus. It’s commonly caused by scarring from reflux if you have heartburn. Esophageal dilation is an endoscopic procedure that is done to stretch the narrow area of your esophagus to make swallowing easier. After the procedure, you may feel a slight sore throat but can resume drinking the same day and eating the next.
Upper endoscopy is used to examine the upper portion of your GI tract, from your mouth to the first section of your small intestine. It’s also called an EGD test (short for esophagogastroduodenoscopy) because it’s used to examine your esophagus, stomach and duodenum (small intestine). An EGD test is used to diagnose and treat ulcers, inflammation, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) cancer or dysphagia (trouble swallowing).
Using a pill-sized camera that you actually swallow, capsule endoscopy is used to find the cause of unexplained bleeding, iron deficiency, diarrhea or abdominal pain. As the pill passes through your entire digestive system, it takes pictures that can help find colon polyps, ulcers, tumors and signs of inflammatory bowel disease.