An endoscopy is a procedure in which a long, flexible tube known as the endoscope is passed through the mouth and down the back of the throat into the upper digestive tract. This allows your gastroenterologist (aka endoscopy doctors) to visually examine the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (the first portion of the small intestine).
Endoscopy is an extremely worthwhile, common, and safe procedure, which is well-tolerated by patients. It is invaluable in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the upper digestive tract. The conditions endoscopy will diagnose include gastric reflux, inflammation of the esophagus (also known as esophagitis), stomach and duodenum or to identify the site of gastrointestinal bleeding. Endoscopy can also be used to detect gastric (stomach) and duodenal ulcers, especially when there is bleeding or scarring from a previous ulcer. Further, most problems of the upper digestive tract cannot be diagnosed through an X-Ray, which makes endoscopy an important way to diagnose many conditions not seen by X-Ray or other similar means.
Endoscopy can also be used for treatment, including stretching narrowed areas of esophagus (gastric strictures), stopping GI bleeding, or removal of polyps or swallowed objects. If a suspicious area is spotted, your endoscopy doctors can pass an instrument through the endoscope to treat the intestinal issues, as well as extend diagnostic resources with tools used to complete biopsies.
When having an endoscopy, patients are sedated so that the endoscope can be gently passed through the mouth and into the stomach and then into the duodenum without discomfort. This allows your gastroenterologist (aka endoscopy doctors) to visually examine the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (the first portion of the small intestine).
First, when you arrive at our office you will be welcomed by our thoughtful staff and a dedicated team of experts that deliver personalize care. To add to your comfort level, we strive to keep the same physicians and nursing staff with the patient throughout all your appointments at the center. In this way, the staff gets to understand the patient’s concerns and conditions, and you get to know the persons taking care of you on a personal level.
Also, we strive to make your visit as hassle free as possible. We accurately schedule visits in advance, provide convenient onsite parking, and keep your waiting period to an absolute minimum. This is achieved by the fact that no emergency procedures are placed in front of your scheduled time (such as in most hospitals). Also, we do not double book patient appointments, when you are scheduled to be treated that time is assigned only to you.
When undergoing an endoscopy, the following will apply to your endoscopic procedural visit:
The most important thing to remember is not to worry! Our gastroenterologist are highly experienced physicians and we have completed thousands of endoscopies, also we supply our gastroenterologist with only the best equipment to increase safety, as well as diagnostic and treatment effectiveness. Last, but certainly not least, please ask any questions you may have of your healthcare team, who will be there for you during and after your procedure, and all of whom are dedicated to ensure you receive the best care possible.
At Regional Gastrointestinal Consultants (RGC) we have the best gastroenterologists (the best endoscopy doctors / colonoscopy doctors / GI doctors) who have for decades had the privilege of caring for patients in Bucks County, PA, Montgomery County, PA, Mercer County, NJ, Hunterdon County, NJ, Middlesex Count, NJ, and Morris County, NJ. Our physicians also care for patients who fly from all corners of the United States to be cared for as a result of the uncompromising personalized care, and patient-doctor relationship forged over many years of knowing one another.
Whether you’re seeking the best gastroenterologists (the best endoscopy doctors/ colonoscopy doctors / GI doctors), you can rely on our team to provide the most comprehensive and dedicated care.
IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE
We recommend that people experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms do not attempt self-treatment. With many medications being available over the counter, and numerous do-it-yourself online unqualified remedy recommendation, it is natural to consider treating yourself but we highly recommend against this.
If you are experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms you may have a more significant issue than you would expect from the sometimes muted or infrequent symptom you may be experiencing. It is important to keep in mind that is you are having gastrointestinal symptoms or concerns it is best see a doctor to have those symptoms diagnosed and any conditions treated. Also, it is worth noting, that if health conditions do exist, the earlier they are diagnosed and treated, the greater the probability will be to successfully eliminate or manage a present condition, in fact successful outcomes will increase significantly with early detection.
If you have gastrointestinal concerns or are experiencing any gastrointestinal symptoms, please contact us promptly to schedule a consultation with a physician.
DISCLAIMER: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
The information on this website is to provide general information. In no way, does any of the information provided reflect definitive medical advice and self-diagnoses should not be made based on information obtained online. It is important to consult a best in class physician regarding ANY and ALL symptoms or signs as it may a sign of a serious illness or condition. A thorough consultation and examination should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call a physician or call our office today at (215) 321-4700 to schedule a consultation.