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Upper Endoscopy (Esophagoscopy, Gastroscopy, Duodenoscopy)

Study of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum through an endoscope. The procedure is done to diagnose gastric cancer (tumors or polyps), ulcers, esophageal disorder, gastritis, duodenitis or other digestive problems.

 

This procedure takes about ten minutes plus recovery time. There is no special preparation other than being NPO (nothing by mouth) after midnight the night before.

 

Total Colonoscopy

Study of the entire colon (large intestine) through an endoscope. The purpose of the procedure is to diagnose colon polyps (growth or tumors), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and diverticulitis. Any change in bowel habits, blood in stool strong family history of colon polyps or cancer are indications to this procedure, the procedure takes about 20 to 30 minutes plus recovery time. Preparation includes clear liquid diet on the day before the procedure and taking of fleet phospo soda on the night before. The endoscopy nurse will call our patients on the night before their scheduled procedure for questions and help with the preparation.

 

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