Endocsopy refers to a minimally-invasive procedure where the surgeon examines the inside lining of the digestive tract using an endoscope with a flexible fiber-optic tube with a tiny TV camera at the end.
Evansville Surgical Associate surgeons are trained and qualified in upper endoscopy and colonoscopies. Both Upper Endoscopy and Colonoscopy are performed in an outpatient setting with mild sedation and can be scheduled with or without previously seeing a surgeon.
- Upper Endoscopy – The surgeon uses a lighted camera and examines the inner lining of the esophagus, stomach, and small intestines to look for causes of pain, bleeding, or any problems with swallowing.
- Colonoscopy – The surgeon uses a lighted camera and examines the inner lining of the rectum and the entire colon. Every patient starting at age 50 is entitled to a colonoscopy from their insurance for cancer surveillance.