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Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

When you’re experiencing something as serious as a digestive health issue, you want to turn to experienced specialists who can provide high-quality endoscopic procedures such as a colonoscopy that can detect cancer and other digestive diseases. The experience of your medical team at the Center for Digestive & Liver Health is critical to positive patient outcomes and our team can provide that expertise. Our recognitions are a tribute to the quality skill and experience of our staff and the positive experiences of our patients.

Digestive Health Procedures in Savannah, Pooler & Hardeeville?

At the Center for Digestive & Liver Health Center & Endoscopy Center, our endoscopists perform a variety of procedures relating to your digestive health. With three convenient locations in Savannah, Pooler and Hardeeville, qualified help is not far away. Procedures available include:

Ileoscopy

This procedure is performed through an artificial opening in your abdomen using a tiny camera attached to a scope to examine the small bowel. It allows doctors to drain waste outside the abdomen in a sealed pouch.

BARRX

This is a minimally invasive procedure used as a treatment for Barrett's esophagus, which is when abnormal tissue is discovered in your esophagus. The treatment surgically removes this tissue with radiofrequency energy or heat with a carefully measured sizing device.

Capsule Endoscopy

With a capsule endoscopy, your specialists will give you a pill-sized video camera for you to swallow. This camera will return images of the lining in the middle part of your gastrointestinal track.

Colonoscopy

Although a colonoscopy is a common outpatient procedure, it is still critical that it is performed by a board certified endoscopist with proven high-quality records such as those employed at the Center for Digestive Health. This procedure will examine the inside of your large intestine and can be used to diagnose rectal and intestinal bleeding or for colon cancer detection.

(EUS) Endoscopic Ultrasound

With an endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), your endoscopist will insert a thin tube into your mouth and down into your stomach. The tube emits ultrasound waves that maps detailed images of the lining and walls of your digestive tract, chest, nearby organs and lymph nodes.

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

To diagnose digestive diseases and problems in your bile ducts, gallbladder and pancreatic duct, your specialist will use a procedure called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). This is performed with a X-ray and an endoscope - a long, flexible, lighted tube.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Doctors use a pencil-thin, flexible tube with a light in this procedure to examine the lower part of your lower colon and rectum.

Liver Biopsy

For patients who are concerned about liver disease or detecting cancer of the liver, Center for Digestive & Liver Health can perform a liver biopsy by inserting a small needle into your liver to retrieve a tissue sample that can then be sent to the lab for testing.

(EGD) Upper Endoscopy

For digestive diseases or problems in your upper gastrointestinal tract (GI), an EGD test can be performed using an endoscope to examine the lining of your esophagus, stomach and small intestine.

Hemorrhoidal Banding

For hemorrhoid problems that don’t respond to home treatments, patients can turn to the specialists at Center for Digestive Health for relief. Hemorrhoid banding, also called rubber band ligation, is a minimally invasive procedure that uses an endoscope to tie the base of the hemorrhoid with a rubber band to stop its blood flow.

Pouchoscopy

With a pouchoscopy, endoscopists use a slim, flexible tube with a camera at the tip to provide images of your lower small intestine, or the pouch. During this procedure, your doctors can perform a biopsy for cancer detection or remove suspicious polyps.

Motility Monitoring

Gastrointestinal motility monitoring can evaluate motility disorders like gastroparesis and chronic constipation without the use of radiation. Instead, a SmartPill is ingested and provides measurements of pressure, pH and temperature throughout the entire tract.

(TIF) Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication

For patients looking for a non-surgical option to relieve symptoms of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) or chronic acid reflux (heartburn), this advanced endoscopy procedure could be an option.

Trust Your Digestive Health To Trained Physicians

As recommended by The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), all nine of our physicians have completed formal rigorous training (fellowship) in gastroenterology and endoscopy. All of our physicians are board certified or board eligible. We maintain an ongoing Quality Management program, tracking quality data for the exams performed in our endoscopy centers. We benchmark our procedures and adverse patient outcomes against national quality indicators as defined by the ASGE, AGA and ACG. We have a peer review program, and continuously review our physicians and monitor any complications in efforts to improve patient outcomes and the care of our patients. Whether you need your annual colonoscopy or you need help for digestive diseases like cancer detection, you can trust your digestive health to the physicians at Center for Digestive & Liver Health. Call the nearest location nearest you and request your appointment in Savannah, Pooler and Hardeeville today!