Endoscopy Services provides patients with endoscopic procedures, diagnostic testing and special procedures. An endoscopy is a procedure that uses an endoscope, a long, flexible, lighted tube with a lens, to diagnose or treat a condition. Some of the procedures performed in the unit include therapeutic and diagnostic bronchoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). Additional upper and lower gastrointestinal procedures are also performed. The Endoscopy Services unit consists of seven procedure rooms, including mannometry and fluroscopy, and 10 pre and postoperative spaces.
Prior to the procedure or test, each patient is interviewed and assessed by a registered nurse. The nurse focuses on preparing the patient physically and mentally for the test. During the procedure, the nurse monitors the patient, implements and modifies the plan of care, and assists the physician. In the recovery phase, the nurse monitors the patient's condition, and performs patient and family discharge teaching.
Endoscopy Services hours of operation are 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Elective procedures are performed Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Emergency endoscopy care is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, through a combination of staff and on-call hours.
Endoscopy Services is located on the first floor of the Medical Arts Building. Come in the main entrance to the Medical Arts building lobby. Take the hallway to the right between Café 920 and patient registration. At the top of the hallway incline, the Endoscopy Services reception area will be located on the right. The Endoscopy Services receptionist will check the patient in for their procedure.