From heartburn to swallowing difficulties or even cancer, many Americans experience gastrointestinal problems. Chances are that you, a friend or loved one will experience some form of gastrointestinal distress at one time or another. For that reason, annual screenings are recommended for individuals 50 years of age and older.
Some of the procedures commonly used in Endoscopy to diagnose and treat such problems include:
- Endoscopic Retrograde
- Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
- Motility Studies
- 24 Hour Ph Monitoring
- Laparoscopic Liver Biopsies
- Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
By inserting a small scope through one of the body's orifices, physicians can evaluate the interior surfaces of an organ, directly see the lesion(s) through the scope, take small biopsies, retrieve foreign objects or perform other minimally invasive treatment procedures.
Endoscopy Services at Kingwood Medical Center are designed to minimize patient fears, pain and discomfort by using light sedation. We also use state-of-the-art technologies which result in improved images and more accurate diagnoses.