Medical Services & Procedures
Gastroenterology & Hepatology
This examination allows your doctor to directly view the walls of the colon, (large intestine), so they may know of any disease process present. It is done only after consideration of all factors for your best interest. Often abnormalities, which cannot be seen on x-ray, can be seen here. Removal of a polyp(s) (small growth in the large intestine) by Colonoscopy avoids major surgery and causes much less discomfort. Cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases, and diverticulitis can be seen and evaluated.
An upper GI endoscopy or EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) is a procedure to diagnose and treat problems in your upper GI (gastrointestinal) tract. The upper GI tract includes your food pipe (esophagus), stomach, and the first part of your small intestine (the duodenum).
Other Procedures Performed
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
Bile Duct Procedure