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Endoscopy

2069.2 miles away
509-474-3131
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Endoscopy

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Our team in Endoscopy Services performs thousands of endoscopies each year. Using a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera mounted on its tip (known as an endoscope), our team can see inside your digestive tract to evaluate and treat problems of the esophagus, stomach, colon and more.

Our caring team of gastroenterologists and hepatologists use state-of-the-art technology to help your procedure go smoothly. We want you to feel comfortable during your procedure and take care to explain every step of the process and answer all your questions.

We use endoscopes to diagnose and treat a variety of issues, including:

  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Colon cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric motility disorders
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Liver disease
  • Stomach pain
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ulcers

We offer a variety of state-of-the-art endoscopic services and procedures, including:

  • Barrett’s esophagus radiofrequency ablation
  • Barrett’s esophagus screening
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic procedural intervention
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Esophageal endoscopy
  • Peroral endoscopic myotomy
  • Rectal ultrasound

Our endoscopy services usually begin with a referral from your primary care doctor. Our gastroenterologists will review your medical history and suggest a procedure that works best for you. We’ll get in touch to schedule your appointment and tell you everything you need to know to get ready for your visit.

Clear liquids may be okay, but you’ll need to avoid eating before your test.

For your procedure, we’ll help you relax with moderate or conscious sedation, which allows us to treat any problems with as little discomfort as possible. Based on your condition, we might need to take a tissue sample for a pathologist to examine so we can learn more about what’s going on. We’ll share our findings with your doctor and recommend next steps.

After your procedure, you’ll need someone to drive you home and be available to check on you for 24 hours.