Colonoscopy is one of the most common tests we use to help prevent colon and rectal cancer. During colonoscopy, we access your colon with the help of an endoscope (narrow, flexible tube and tiny camera inserted into your rectum). We offer routine and advanced colonoscopy procedures that adhere to the highest standards for quality. Guidelines now recommend colon cancer screening starting at age 45.
With an endoscope, we carefully examine the lining of your esophagus, stomach, and upper small intestine for ulcers, inflammation, infection, precancerous changes and cancer. During your upper endoscopy, we may also take a tissue sample (biopsy) and examine it under a microscope.
Using a special imaging endoscope, we examine deep layers of tissue in your digestive tract. These organs include the colon, rectum, esophagus, stomach, or pancreas (submucosa, muscle, and other layers). Learn more about endoscopic ultrasound.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
This endoscopic test uses X-rays to examine the tubes (ducts) that connect your liver to your gallbladder and small intestine, and your pancreas to your small intestine. Read about ERCP.
Accessing your small intestine with the help of a special endoscope, we use small balloons to apply gentle suction to grab and move sections of your intestines to examine hard-to-reach areas of your bowels.
During colonoscopy or endoscopy, we use a special dye to examine the fine details of your colon or stomach.
This procedure is similar to a colonoscopy, but it examines only the lower part of your colon and rectum when this shorter exam is enough. Learn about sigmoidoscopy.
Video capsule endoscopy
This procedure involves swallowing a pill with a tiny camera that takes a picture of your small intestine. Video capsule endoscopy helps our team examine areas of your intestine that can otherwise be difficult to reach.