Endoscopic Procedures

endoscopic procedures

Fall Hill Gastroenterology Surgery Center offers diagnostic and screening colonoscopy and upper endoscopic procedures in a comfortable outpatient setting.

Since Fall Hill Gastroenterology Surgery Center’s opening in 2009, the Center has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC), an independent, not for profit organization.

When you see our certificate of accreditation, you will know that our facility and procedures have been closely examined. It means we as an organization care enough about our patients to strive for the highest level of care possible.

Fall Hill Gastroenterology Surgery Center is located at

1500 Dixon Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

endoscopic Endoscopic Procedures

Fall Hill Gastroenterology Surgery Center – FHGSC has partnered with Fredericksburg Anesthesia Services to provide anesthesia during your procedure. An anesthesiologist is a highly skilled physician who has specialized in the field of anesthesiology. The anesthesiologist will review your health history, medications, and allergies obtained from your last office visit in order to tailor an anesthetic plan that is right for you.

You MUST make arrangements for transportation home after your endoscopic procedure. For 12 hours after anesthesia, you should not drive, make important business decisions, or drink alcoholic beverages.

endoscopic Endoscopic Procedures
endoscopic Endoscopic Procedures
endoscopic Endoscopic Procedures

Fall Hill Gastroenterology Surgery Center

offers diagnostic and screening colonoscopy and upper endoscopy in a comfortable outpatient setting.

Using a flexible video instrument, an endoscope, the doctor has a direct examination of your digestive tract, including your esophagus, stomach, small bowel, and colon. During your procedure, the doctor can take tissue samples (biopsies), remove polyps (growths), treat bleeding, and stretch (dilate) narrowed areas called strictures.

Types of Procedures

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is an exam used to look for changes — such as swollen, irritated tissues, polyps, or cancer — in the large intestine (colon) and rectum

Colon Cancer Screening

During a colonoscopy, the doctor inserts a colonoscope into your rectum to check for abnormalities in your entire colon.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

A limited examination of the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon using a flexible video endoscope.

Hemorrhoid Treatment

An outpatient office procedure to non-surgically treat internal hemorrhoids that are causing symptoms, such as itching and bleeding.

Bravo ® pH Monitoring

Is a capsule test used to identify the presence of acid reflux over a period of several days. The capsule is placed in your esophagus by the doctor during an upper endoscopy.

Small Bowel Enteroscopy

Upper endoscopy uses a special endoscope to examine the small intestine (bowel) past the second portion of the duodenum.

Upper Endoscopy (EGD)

is also called an Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, is an examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract. The endoscope is inserted into the mouth and advanced to the second part of the duodenum. This allows the doctor to examine your esophagus, stomach and duodenum.

Fecal occult Blood test - FOBT

Also known as “the card” tests for the presence of microscopic or invisible blood in your stool. Fecal occult blood can be a sign of a problem in your digestive system. If microscopic blood is detected, your doctor will need to determine the source of bleeding.

Video Capsule Endoscopy

The visual examination of the small intestines, which include the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum using a pill-sized video camera. The camera has its own light source and takes pictures of your small intestine as it passes through. These pictures are sent to a recording device you wear around your waist for around eight hours. At the completion of the study, you will return the recording device to our office. The disposable video capsule will pass naturally with your bowel movement. The doctor will download and view the pictures at a later time.

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography - ERCP

An upper endoscopy used in conjunction with x rays to treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts

Radio Frequency Ablation

A therapeutic upper endoscopy that uses a catheter in the esophagus with a special balloon to create a superficial burn that destroys abnormal Barrett’s tissue in the esophagus

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