Common Gastrointestinal Procedures

Upper Endoscopy Services

 

For an upper endoscopy, the camera tube is gently inserted into the patient's esophagus to look at their stomach and upper gastrointestinal tract. The doctor will gently pass the tube through the patient's mouth and through the esophagus and stomach, taking photos, retrieving samples, or cutting away abnormal growths. Mild sedatives are used for the patient's comfort. Recovery can be done at home after a short time in our fully equipped recovery room.

 

Lower Endoscopy Services (Colonoscopy)

 

This procedure uses a flexible tube with a camera at the end in order to provide a clear look at your lower gastrointestinal tract. The doctor will gently pass the tube through the patient's rectum and throughout the colon, taking photos, retrieving samples, or cutting away abnormal growths. The patient will receive a mild sedative prior to the procedure to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the process.

 

Schedule Your Screening

 

Talk to your doctor about scheduling your colonoscopy at HSHS Holy Family Hospital. If you have questions, please fill out the form below.

 
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