At Carolinas HealthCare System Digestive Health, our team of physicians work together to treat various conditions and diseases of the colon, rectum, liver, biliary tract and pancreas. We also perform screenings and diagnostic endoscopic procedures.
At Carolinas HealthCare System Digestive Health, you have access to:
Carolinas HealthCare System Digestive Health offers offer a full range of services to detect, diagnose and treat disorders of the digestive system.
Colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy use a thin flexible tube with a camera at the end to look at the colon. While a colonoscopy examines the entire colon, a sigmoidoscopy looks at just part of the colon. Both are used to screen for colon cancer. Sometimes the screening reveals a mass of tissue called a polyp and some polyps can develop into cancer. Most polyps can be removed during a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy.Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy may be used for the following reasons:
An upper endoscopy examines the lining of the esophagus, stomach and upper intestine with a small camera inserted down the throat.Your doctor may order an upper endoscopy if you have any of the following conditions or symptoms:
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Carolinas HealthCare System Digestive Health offers comprehensive treatment for a broad range of liver conditions, including: