Endoscopy is a procedure used to examine the digestive tract. Using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, your doctor can view pictures of your digestive tract on a color monitor.
During an upper endoscopy, an endoscope is easily passed through the mouth and throat and into the esophagus, allowing the doctor to view the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine.
Similarly, endoscopes can be passed into the large intestine (colon) through the rectum to examine this area of the intestine. This procedure is called sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy depending on how far up the colon is examined.
UPPER & LOWER GI CONDITIONS WE TREAT
UPPER GI CONDITIONS
- Barrett’s Esophagus
- Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
- Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Peptic Ulcer
LOWER GI CONDITIONS
- Benign & Malignant Diseases of the Colon
- Bowel obstruction
- Colonoscopy and Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Colon Cancer
- Colon Polyp
- Colonic bleeding
- Diverticulosis & Diverticulitis
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Rectal Bleeding