The Gastroenterologists at ACCESS have the advantage of state-of-the-art high definition endoscopy equipment. Allowing the physicians to perform EGD and Colonoscopy procedures.
An EGD or Upper Endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure that allows the physician to exam the esophagus, stomach as well as the upper end of the small intestine. By using a short flexible scope that has a light and camera allows the doctor a visual examination. For more information on EGD go to www.asge.org/PatientInfoIndex.aspx?id=378
A colonoscopy uses a scope also with cameras and lights, is designed to view the rectum, and colon. The scopes are soft and flexible. This allows the physician to visualize any potential areas of concern. For more information go to www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/colonoscopy/