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Endoscopy (Colonoscopy & EGD)

What is Endoscopy?

Endoscopy is the term used to describe a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used as a tool for diagnosis of disease, biopsies and retrieval of foreign objects. By using a special instrument (referred to as a scope) equipped with a microscopic camera, an endoscopy allows the surgeon to get a clear view inside of an organ – such as the colon or esophagus.

CCMH utilizes the latest high-definition endoscope technology to help diagnose disease in the upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract. An endoscopic procedure of the upper GI tract is also known as EGD, while procedures involving the lower GI tract are known as colonoscopies.

Compared to conventional systems, CCMH’s high-definition endoscopy combined with Narrow Band Imaging™ provides doctors with sharper images and better contrast, which in turn may help them to better observe lesions.