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:
1111 W. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801
The GI Lab offers the following Endoscopy services:
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
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:
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, 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.
EGD will allow physicians to identify causes of:
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.
- problems swallowing