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Endoscopic Surgery

Endoscopy procedures and inpatient and outpatient surgeries are performed in Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s new North Patient Tower. The tower’s endoscopy unit contains six state-of-the-art suites fitted with the latest equipment and technology, such as high definition endoscopes, which offer physicians the clearest view for optimal diagnosis.

Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Endoscopy department is staffed by physicians expertly trained in endoscopic procedures.

We offer a variety of treatment options for digestive tract problems.

Digestive conditions we treat

  • Ulcers
  • Polyps
  • Tumors
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Bleeding

Digestive treatment options

  • Routine screening and diagnostic colonoscopy
  • Routine screening and diagnostic sigmoidoscopy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

We also offer services to assess and treat conditions in the lungs.

Lung conditions we treat

  • Tumors
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Abnormalities

Lung treatment options

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endoscopic bronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

Other services include:

Esophageal Manomety Testing: A test used to measure the function of the esophagus.

48 Hour BRAVO Testing: A small capsule, about the size of a gel cap, is temporarily attached to the wall of the esophagus during an upperendoscopy. The capsule measures pH levels in the esophagus and transmits readings by radio telecommunications to a receiver (about the size of a pager) worn on your belt or waistband.

24 Hour Esophageal Testing: Measures and records the pH in your esophagus to determine if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The test can also be done to determine the effectiveness of medications or surgical treatment for GERD.

BARRX Procedure: A treatment option for Barrett’s Esophagus, a condition that can often result from chronic heartburn or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

Celiac Plexus Blocks: for severe chronic abdominal pain associated with Chronic Pancreatitis and cancer.

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