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The GI Lab: Endoscopy Services

Endoscopy services are used by physicians to examine the interior passage ways of the body. By using an endoscope, a long thin flexible tube with a camera at the end, physicians can look for ulcers, tumors, inflammation, bleeding, or infection. Through these services, your physician will be able to biopsy a particular area (obtain a tissue sample), remove a polyp in the colon, and stop any bleeding that may occur internally.

For more information about our Endoscopy Services and the GI Lab, please call:

The GI Lab

(714) 999-3938

1111 W. La Palma Ave.

Anaheim, CA 92801


The GI Lab offers the following Endoscopy services:


Bronchoscopy

Using a bronchoscope, a physician can look directly at the throat, larynx, trachea, bronchial pathways and lower airways.

By looking at these specific areas, a physician can:

  • Diagnose and determine the extent of lung cancer
  • Find the cause of breathing problems or a chronic persistent cough
  • Take tissue samples from areas that need further evaluation


Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy gives physicians a view of your lower digestive tract, which is comprised of the colon and rectum.

Physicians may use a colonoscopy to evaluate:

  • Abdominal pains
  • Change in bowel movement habits
  • Determine a cause for blood found in stools
  • Screen for colon cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in both men and women. Colonoscopies are an important procedure because they can assist in the screening, prevention, and diagnosis of colorectal cancer. If polyps are found and removed, they may prevent the development of colorectal cancer.


EGD

An EGD, also known as an esophagogastroduodenoscopy, is a procedure that uses a small flexible scope with a camera at the end to look at several passage ways in the body: the small intestine, esophagus, and stomach.

An EGD will allow physicians to identify causes of:

  • heartburn
  • internal bleeding
  • abdominal pain
  • problems swallowing


PEG

A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is used to directly put food, liquids, and medications into the stomach. This procedure is usually done for patients who have difficulty swallowing.  

An endoscopic examination is done first in order to assess the condition of the esophagus and stomach. Simultaneously, a physician will also determine where the best place to insert the feeding tube is.


  For more information about Endoscopy Services at Anaheim Regional Medical Center please call:

The GI Lab

(714) 999-3938

1111 W. La Palma Ave.

Anaheim, CA 92801