Endoscopy has been a major advance in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, and allows physicians to detect ulcers, cancers, polyps and sites of internal bleeding. Endoscopy is easily carried out on an outpatient basis and is very well tolerated by patients.
We offer open access to colonoscopy where we perform pre-colonoscopy consultations for healthy patients by telephone or video conference. This service can eliminate the need for a face to face office visit for select patients.
Gastrointestinal Specialists provide the latest endoscopy procedures to ensure the most accurate diagnosis of GI conditions. Learn more about our full endoscopy services below:
An endoscopy is an examination of the lining of the upper part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and the first portion of the small intestine. This procedure is performed using an endoscope, which is a medical device used by specially-trained physicians to look inside the digestive tract.
PEG is a surgical procedure in which a flexible feeding tube is placed through the abdominal wall and into the stomach. This type of endoscopy allows nutrition, fluids, or medications to be put directly into the stomach, bypassing the mouth and esophagus. PEG is used for patients who will not be able to consume food orally for an extended period of time. Patients generally receive an intravenous sedative and local anesthesia, and an antibiotic is given prior to the procedure. You can usually go home the day of the procedure or the next day.