Endoscopy

The endoscopy center at Northeast Digestive Health is one of three possible locations for endoscopic procedures. Our facility is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Healthcare Centers (AAAHC). Accreditation is a voluntary process through which an organization is able to measure their quality and performance against nationally recognized standards. The accreditation process involves self-assessment by the organization as well as a thorough review by the Accreditation Association’s expert surveyors. This certification is the result of our commitment to provide a high quality, safe environment for our procedural patients.

The staff at the Northeast Digestive Health endoscopy center is highly trained with extensive experience in the field of endoscopy. Our nurses and physicians are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. We are dedicated to making your experience as pleasant as possible.

Your provider will determine if your health status makes you a candidate for our center. Your insurance provider may also dictate the required location for your procedure.

This facility currently provides Colonoscopy and Upper endoscopy services.

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
Esophagoscopy
Colonoscopy
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Endoscopy is a broad term that encompasses an examination using a lighted camera that allows visualization either through the scope or on a video monitor.

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is the examination of the esophagus, stomach and first part of the small bowel (duodenum) using a lighted scope with a camera. Biopsies may be taken through the scope for diagnostic purposes as well as dilation of the esophagus if there is dysphagia (difficulty swallowing).

EGD

Esophagoscopy is the examination of just the esophagus.This procedure may or may not include biopsies or dilatation.

Esophagus

Colonoscopy is the examination of the rectum and colon using a lighted scope with a camera. Biopsies may be taken through the scope for diagnostic purposes. Polyps may also be removed through the scope if encountered.

Sigmoidoscopy is the examination of just the sigmoid colon. Biopsies may be taken at the time of examination. The discovery of polyps usually is cause to continue to the examination to the cecum.

Large Intestine

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