Digestive Health Services

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is an evaluation of the lining of the colon to check for medical problems, such as bleeding or the presence of cancer, and to remove polyps before they have the opportunity to become cancerous. Regular colorectal cancer screening is one of the most powerful weapons for preventing colorectal cancer. The American Cancer Society encourages screening starting at age 50. If you have a personal or family history of polyps or colon cancer, or if you are an African American man, talk to your physician about whether to start colon cancer screening earlier. When colorectal cancer is found and removed early, the chances of a full recovery are very good.

Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is a way to record images of the digestive tract. The capsule is the size and shape of a pill and contains a tiny camera. After the capsule is swallowed, it takes pictures of the inside of the gastrointestinal tract.

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is an examination of the lining of the esophagus, stomach and upper duodendum (beginning portion of the small intestine), in which a small camera is used to diagnose abnormalities.

Manometry Studies

Esophageal manometry is used to assist in the diagnosis of swallowing problems, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and chest pain.

Bravo Esophageal

Bravo Esophageal pH monitoring is a technique used to diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease by measuring and recording the pH in your esophagus and the duration of time necessary to clear the acid.

HALO Ablation Therapy

HALO radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a new technology to remove precancerous cells in the esophagus.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure used to examine the colon for inflamed tissue, abnormal growths and ulcers. The procedure is used to look for early signs of cancer and can help doctors diagnose unexplained changes in bowel habits, abdominal pain, bleeding from the anus and weight loss.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that combines upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and X-rays to treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts.

Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF)

TIF treats the underlying cause of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) without incisions. This innovative procedure reconstructs the anti-reflux valve and restores the body’s natural protection against reflux.

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