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Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Center:

Please contact your physician to schedule a procedure and discuss what to expect.

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Gastroenterology

image of small intestine

Find expert services for your digestive tract at Virginia Hospital Center—one of the most experienced gastrointestinal healthcare providers. You’ll benefit from personalized care and discover why your neighbors consistently report high satisfaction with their treatment.

Your First Appointment

During your first meeting with a gastroenterologist (digestive health doctor), you’ll discuss your symptoms and health history. If needed, your doctor will order tests to learn more about your condition before recommending treatment.

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Digestive Health Tests

You may need one or more of these tests:

  • Capsule endoscopy – Uses a tiny camera in a pill you swallow to take photos of the inside of your digestive tract
  • Colorectal cancer screenings – Check for signs of cancer before you experience symptoms, when it’s easiest to treat
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) – Combines upper endoscopy and X-rays to look at your liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), or upper endoscopySlides a tiny camera into your esophagus to take photos of your food pipe, stomach and first part of the small intestine
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy – Slides a tiny camera into your colon to look at just the lower part of it
  • Heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux studies – Help show the severity of your symptoms

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Center

Your test may take place in our Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Center, where you’ll appreciate:

  • Advanced technology
  • Private patient rooms

Your Care Team

Expect compassionate care from doctors, nurses and technicians who know your name and treat you like family. We welcome your loved ones to join your care team, too. Invite them to your appointments so you get as much support as possible during treatment.

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Access Mayo Clinic’s Expertise

As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Virginia Hospital Center brings the world-renowned expertise and knowledge of Mayo Clinic to our community. How can I access the expertise of Mayo Clinic? It’s simple – all you need is to be under the care of a physician on Virginia Hospital’s Center medical Staff. 

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