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Endoscopy allows our providers to view the inside of your digestive tract, including your esophagus, stomach and intestines. The team at our Endoscopy Center has the skills and the experience to perform these tests with minimum discomfort. And our advanced technologies give us the ability to do a wide range of screenings, diagnostic tests and treatments.

Comprehensive Services

An endoscope is a thin, flexible tube with a light and camera at the end. Your provider passes it through your mouth into your esophagus to look for abnormalities. Endoscopes can also be passed through the anus to examine the colon and rectum.

Our team will begin your procedure by explaining each step and answering your questions. Whether you’re having a routine screening or an advanced treatment, we listen to your concerns and put you at ease.

Here are some of our endoscopic procedures:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (EGD)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Esophageal motility
  • 24-hour esophageal pH
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Rectal ultrasound
  • Small bowel enteroscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Dilation of esophageal strictures
  • Pneumatic bag dilation for achalasia
  • Esophageal, duodenal and colonic stent placement
  • Injection sclerotherapy for esophageal varices
  • Hemostasis for gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrotomy (PEG) feeding tube
  • Radiofrequency ablation for Barrett’s esophagus
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection for early cancers
  • Per oral endoscopic myotomy or POEM for achalasia

Esophageal Motility Center

Our endoscopy services also include motility testing. These tests help diagnose heartburn, GERD and other problems with the way food moves through the esophagus. The team at our Esophageal Motility Center uses advanced tests such as:

  • Ambulatory esophageal pH study. This test uses a catheter inserted into your esophagus to track acid reflux symptoms over 24 hours, as you go about your day. We also use a small device called a Bravo capsule for this test.
  • Esophageal impedance study. With this study, a thin catheter attached to a recording device at your waist measures liquid or gas reflux over 24 hours, during your normal activities.
  • High resolution esophageal manometry. This uses a thin catheter to measure the pressure in your esophagus as you swallow.

Services on Your Schedule

We understand that when you have digestive symptoms, you want answers quickly. With our Endoscopy on Demand service, your primary care provider can order your endoscopy test and you can schedule it at a convenient time. That way the results will be ready for your consultation with a specialist, saving you time and worry.