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Endoscopy

What is Endoscopy?

Endoscopy refers to the use of an endoscope, an instrument used to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. Unlike most other medical imaging devices, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ. An endoscopy procedure can evaluate digestive tract problems such as ulcers, difficulty swallowing, changes in bowel habits and polyps.

What endoscopy options do we offer?

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

An esophagogastroduodenoscopy, or EGD, is an examination of the lining of the esophagus, stomach and upper duodenum with an endoscope which is inserted down the throat. An EGD can diagnose and inform primary care providers on treatment of conditions of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy uses a special scope to examine your colon for polyps, pre-cancerous and cancerous growths. Generally, colonoscopies are recommended annually for everyone over the age of 50 unless they are at a higher risk for colorectal cancer. Our primary care providers can discuss your potential risks with you and create a plan to catch the cancer before it becomes a problem.

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