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Endoscopy Center

The UVMC Endoscopy Center is located within the Ambulatory Surgery Unit. This convenient location provides immediate, on-site access to full hospital services in the rare event of complications.

The center is equipped with advanced technology including:

  • High definition monitors to enhance the image physicians see during the procedure
  • Video processors equipped with high-resolution HDTV imaging capability that sends the signal to high definition monitors
  • SDI video signal to provide even clearer images of tissue as the endoscope moves through the gastrointestinal tract (GI) tract, and narrow-band imaging available to enhance the visibility of small capillaries and the mucosal tissue in the GI tract

The center also incorporates the most up to date cleaning and sterilization techniques. Your care, before and after the procedure, is delivered in a compassionate, empathetic manner by our highly trained staff.  Emphasis is placed on safety and patient satisfaction.

Gastrointestinal Procedures and Services

Our specially-trained, dedicated staff performs gastrointestinal procedures including:

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) - an exam of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract using a slim, flexible, lighted tube. The upper GI tract includes the throat, esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine (duodenum).

This procedure may be done to check for problems with your digestive tract such as:

  • Swallowing problems
  • Narrowing or tumors in the esophagus
  • Repeated heartburn
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Unexplained anemia
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Vomiting
  • Abnormal findings on gastrointestinal X-rays

Colonoscopy - an exam of the colon (large intestine, or bowel) with a slim, flexible, lighted tube called a colonoscope. The colonoscope looks at the full length of the inside of your colon. This may be done as a screening if you are 50 years of age or older, or if you have personal or family history of colorectal cancer, colorectal polyps, or inflammatory bowel disease.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) - is a test to examine your liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. A slim, flexible, lighted tube called an endoscope is put into your mouth and it passes through the esophagus and stomach into the small intestine. The opening of the bile drainage tube from the liver is called the common bile duct. It drains bile from the liver and pancreatic juice from the pancreas into the small intestine to help with fat digestion. A small plastic tube passes into the common bile duct and injects a contrast dye that can be seen with an X-ray exam. The ducts and the pancreas can then be examined for abnormalities. ERCP may be used to remove stones or blockages in the bile ducts by making a cut in the intestine at the opening of the duct to enlarge the opening.

Pillcam Capsule Endoscopy – is a test that provides your doctor with pictures of your small intestine. You swallow a video capsule (pill size) and wear a small data recorder around your waist. The test takes about eight hours.

Esophageal Manometry – is a test that measures relaxation and contraction of the muscle (sphincter) of your esophagus. This test is done for people who have:

  • Trouble swallowing (food / liquid get stuck)
  • Acid reflux
  • Chest pain
  • Various lung problems

24 pH Study – is used to measure the pH in your esophagus during a 24 hour period. A small tube is place through nose into your esophagus and taped in place. The tube is then attached to a small monitor in a carrying case which you wear for 24 hours.

This test is done for:

  • Esophagitis
  • Acid reflux
  • Heartburn
  • Chest pain
  • Various lung problems

Bravo pH Study – is a study that monitors the frequency and duration of gastroesophageal reflux (acid reflux) during a 48 hour period. A small capsule is placed in the esophagus during an EGD procedure. After placement, you wear a small transmitter that looks like a pager. The transmitter collects the information.  After 48 hours, the transmitter is returned to the hospital and the study is interpreted by your physician.

Learn more about our Gastroenterology team.

Learn more about our General Surgeons.

UVMC Endoscopy Center Location and Hours

Location:
UVMC Ambulatory Surgery Unit (ASU)
3130 N. County Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373
Located on the second floor of the hospital and easily accessible from the Main Entrance of UVMC.

Hours:
Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Telephone:
(937) 440-4970