Endoscopy is a procedure that allows doctors to visually examine internal organs, including the esophagus (throat), stomach and intestines, using an endoscope–a long, thin tube with a camera on the tip. Various gastrointestinal problems–such as pain in the stomach or abdomen, difficulty swallowing, vomiting, indigestion, tumors and ulcers–can be investigated with endoscopy. It can also be used for some treatments, such as removing polyps or taking tissue samples for analysis.
How You Benefit
Reston Hospital Center's Comprehensive GI Center offers a number of endoscopic procedures that can help doctors see inside the body for accurate diagnosis and treatment. These include:
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
- Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
Our experienced team is skilled at detecting and treating gastrointestinal and other disorders using minimally invasive procedures to get you back to your daily routine as quickly as possible.
What to Expect
Endoscopy is an outpatient procedure. After scheduling an appointment with Reston Hospital, you'll receive detailed instructions on how to prepare for your specific procedure.