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Colonoscopy & Endoscopy

EXTENSIVE SERVICES            

Colonoscopy and endoscopy are safe, effective tools that GI doctors use to examine an individual from the inside of the body. At Catholic Medical Center, we are dedicated to providing the highest standards of care in performing both inpatient and outpatient endoscopy services, including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that treat a variety of conditions associated with the GI (digestive) tract, as well as the respiratory system.


Preparing for your colonoscopy

Use the below instructions to help you prepare for your colonoscopy appointment. If you have any questions regarding the prep or if you need to confirm which prep instructions are appropriate for your upcoming appointment, please contact our office directly at 603.625.5477

DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND TECHNOLOGIES

Diagnostic tests

Barrx: This state-of-the-art procedure removes the abnormal cells in the lining of your esophagus if you are diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus.

Bronchoscopy: A bronchoscopy allows a physician to look into your trachea and lungs to identify, evaluate and diagnose various respiratory conditions and diseases.

Colonoscopy: A colonoscopy detects 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.

Endoscopy Services: 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.

ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography): This allows a physician to look into your biliary and pancreatic ducts and to remove stones or insert stents to remove any obstruction.
 

Esophageal 24-hour pH Study: Examines what happens in your lower esophagus when you feel the symptoms of heartburn or GERD.

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.

Gastroscopy: This procedure 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 detects its severity and changes in the lining of the esophagus, a condition called Barrett’s esophagus.

Are you

over 50?

Or do have a family history of colon cancer? Schedule your colonoscopy today. CMC offers this procedure in the comfort, privacy and convenience of our endoscopy department. It’s easy to schedule—call to make your appointment: 

Be seen & get screened

Did you know colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers?

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Reflux

The Solution

The LINX® System is a small implant comprised of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores. The magnetic attraction between the beads augments the existing esophageal sphincter’s barrier function to prevent reflux. The device is implanted with a standard minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure. 

Meet Our

Gastro Team

Our physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and support staff work directly with you, collaborating with primary care physicians and other medical specialists, to address health issues of the digestive system.

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