We understand the necessity to provide our services in an environment which emphasizes privacy and comfort. Patients arriving at our facility always receive personal, friendly and efficient service. We strive to minimize the time and inevitable anxiety associated with endoscopy investigations, while making sure that we maintain our high standards of individual attention, thoroughness, and quality.
Our procedure suite is fitted with the very latest in endoscopic technology which provide the operators with high definition image capture and still photography of procedures undertaken. This equipment permits rapid, accurate, and painless examination of the entire digestive tract and adjacent organs.
An integrated reporting and audit system supports all our endoscopy investigations ensuring the highest standards of care and safety while our skilled and dedicated nursing staff provides outstanding care for the patient and technical support to the Consultant Gastroenterologists.
After procedures are completed, patients are transferred to our fully-staffed recovery areas where light refreshments are offered and test results are explained.
We are always happy to provide patients with a pre-treatment tour of our facility, and answer any questions they may have.
Endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure that is used to examine the throat, stomach and digestive tract. Our team of Gastroenterologists and General Surgeons have extensive experience in all types of endoscopy, and perform OGD (endoscopy of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum), colonoscopy (endoscopy of the large intestine, the colon) and sigmoidoscopy (endoscopy of the end loop of the colon).
An endoscope is a flexible tube, about as thick as the little finger, with a light and a tiny camera, allowing the doctor to examine and diagnose a problem. If any abnormal tissue is found, biopsies are taken during the endoscopy. In the case of small benign polyps, this can even mean their complete removal, which means the problem itself is treated at the same time. An endoscopy may be used to examine stomach pain, bleeding, and check for signs of colon cancer.
The doctor will provide you with complete instructions to help you prepare for an endoscopy should you need one.
diagnoses and treats diseases of the digestive system, including the stomach, intestines, liver, gall bladder, and pancreas. Conditions include ulcers, hepatitis, Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and abdominal pain. Ionizing radiation is used in medicine for both diagnosis and therapy. The procedure is performed under sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure usually takes 20 to 30 minutes to perform. No overnight hospital stay is required. In fact, you can usually go home three hours after the procedure.
Examination of the entire length of the colon, or large intestine, using an endoscope to detect early signs of cancer, inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, ulcers, and/or bleeding in the colon or rectum. Like the Gastroscopy the procedure is performed under sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure usually takes 20 to 30 minutes to perform. No overnight hospital stay is required. In fact, you can usually go home three hours after the procedure.
A Gastric Balloon is a less costly short-term solution to aid weight loss. Discuss it with your gastroenterologist to see if this procedure is right for you. The gastric balloon procedure is performed under sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure usually takes 20 to 30 minutes to perform. No overnight hospital stay is required. In fact, you can usually go home three hours after the balloon is inserted and inflated. Some doctors prefer a patient stay overnight in the hospital.