Extensive Endoscopy Services
At Catholic Medical Center, you have access to inpatient and outpatient endoscopy services, including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that treat a variety of conditions associated with the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, as well as the respiratory system. We are dedicated to providing the highest standards of care in performing these procedures:
LINX® Reflux Management System:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes GERD signs and symptoms. The LINX Reflux Management System
is intended to aid patients who suffer from GERD.
Performed to detect growths, called polyps, in the large intestine. Polyps can sometimes lead to cancer and can easily and painlessly be removed during this procedure. If you are 50 years old or older, you should have a regular colorectal screening. This should be done earlier if you have a family history of colon cancer. If detected early, colon cancer is one of the few cancers that doctors can prevent.
: Examines the esophagus and stomach to detect ulcers, redness or irritation of the tissue. If you have persistent symptoms of heartburn or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), this procedure is performed to detect its severity and for the presence of changes in the lining of the esophagus, a condition called Barrett’s esophagus.
New state-of-the-art procedure that removes the abnormal cells in lining of your esophagus if you are diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus. Bronchoscopy:
Allows a physician to look into your trachea and lungs to identify, evaluate and diagnose various respiratory conditions and diseases.
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography): Allows a physician to look into your biliary and pancreatic ducts and to remove stones or insert stents to remove any obstruction.
Esophageal Manometry Motility Study:
Measures the strength and coordination of the muscular esophageal activity, as well as the band of muscles at the bottom of your esophagus. This test is performed to evaluate how food moves through your esophagus into your stomach.
Esophageal 24-hour pH Study:
Examines what happens in your lower esophagus when you feel the symptoms of heartburn or GERD.
For more information on gastroenterology endoscopy services at CMC,
call (603) 626-2626.