Endoscopy Services at Vidant Beaufort Hospital
Endoscopies are procedures that allow physicians to look inside the body using a tiny camera housed in a small flexible tube and inserted through the mouth or rectum. Procedures include endoscopy, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, PEG tube placement, ERCP and other diagnostic procedures.
Advances in equipment and technology make endoscopic procedures safe, with minimal discomfort for patients, and may reduce the need for more invasive surgery.
Endoscopy and gastrointestinal services are provided by Vidant Gastroenterology – Washington.
Endoscopy and Colonoscopy
These procedures are routine, safe and effective ways for healthcare providers to visually examine the upper or lower digestive tract. They are often the best way for a physician to diagnose unexplained gastrointestinal problems, such as ulcers, polyps or inflammation. These procedures are performed on an outpatient basis with minimal inconvenience and discomfort.