Preventive and Curative Scope Procedures
The Christ Hospital Endoscopy Center is furnished with
state-of-the-art equipment for many procedures performed by
board-certified physicians and surgeons. These procedures utilize scopes
to allow doctors to view and perform simple procedures inside the
body’s passageways. A surgical team helps with these procedures
that require sedation and a short recovery period. The length of time in
the endoscopy unit is dependent on you and your procedure.
most common endoscopy procedures performed in The Christ Hospital Endoscopy Center include:
- 24-hour esophageal pH test
- Capsule endoscopy
- Esophageal manometry
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), a scope with the use of ultrasound for the
layers of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas and lymph nodes.
Interventional Pulmonary Procedures
- IBV Valve
- Navigational bronchoscopy, a scope guided by CT images for the lining of the lungs.
- Endoscopic bronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
- Bronchial thermoplasty, a three-part procedure, performed at least three
weeks apart, where a thin, flexible tube-like instrument delivers
thermal energy into the airways for the lower lobe of the lung and two