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Endoscopy

Endoscopy procedures and inpatient and outpatient surgeries are performed in Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s North Patient Tower. Our endoscopy unit contains six state-of-the-art suites fitted with the latest equipment and technology offering physicians the clearest view for optimal diagnosis. Our Endoscopy department is staffed by physicians expertly trained in endoscopic procedures.

Digestive tract conditions

Conditions we treat:

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

Types of treatment:

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

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

Lung conditions

Conditions we treat:

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

  • Tumors
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Abnormalities

Types of treatment:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endoscopic bronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

Additional services

  • 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.

Contact us today for more information about our endoscopy procedures at (770) 219-9000.

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