An endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure in which a flexible tube called an endoscope is used to examine parts of the digestive tract. A light and camera are attached to the endoscope, allowing doctors to see color images of the digestive tract. Endoscopy is a common imaging technique used in gastroenterology and plays a key role in diagnosing conditions.

The following are two other common types of endoscopies also used in the Gastroenterology (GI) Department:

  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). Also referred to as an upper GI endoscopy, an EGD is used to view the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine.
  • Colonoscopy. A colonoscopy is also a form of endoscopy. However, the endoscope enters the body through the rectum in order to view the large intestine (colon).

For more information on how our gastroenterology team can get you back on your feet and enjoying life in great health, please call Hemet Global Medical Center at (951) 652-2811.

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