Endoscopy

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​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.


The most common endoscopy procedures performed in The Christ Hospital Endoscopy Center include:


Gastroenterology Procedures

  • 24-hour esophageal pH test
  • Capsule endoscopy

  • Colonoscopy

  • 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 upper lobes.