We offer a range of procedures at Michigan Endoscopy Center to help diagnose and treat gastrointestinal diseases. Click on each procedure to the left for more information.
A colonoscopy is a safe, fast, and minimally invasive procedure, in which a trained physician uses a special instrument called a colonoscope to view the gastrointestinal (GI) tract; specifically the colon and rectum.
According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States.
Similar to a colonoscopy, a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy occurs when a physician needs to appraise the lining of the rectum and the large intestine
Polyps are growths involving the lining of the bowel. They can occur in several areas of the GI tract. When detected, a physician will remove the polyp growth tissue and send it to a lab for biopsy.
Sometimes referred to as upper GI endoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), or panendoscopy, the upper endoscopy occurs when a physician needs to appraise the lining of the upper part of the patient’s GI tract; including the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
A capsule endoscopy requires a patient to consume a vitamin-sized capsule with a camera which takes internal images of the patient’s GI tract and relays the images to a transmitter the patient wears like a belt. Imagery provided by a capsule endoscopy aids in a physician’s diagnosis of several GI conditions.
An endoscopy often referred to as an upper GI endoscopy or upper endoscopy, is a minimally invasive procedure used to evaluate the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract.
In an esophageal dilation, a physician dilates, or stretches, a narrowed part of the patient’s esophagus. This may occur as a part of an upper endoscopy.
HET Hemorrhoid removal is a non-surgical procedure where a physician will use heat energy to minimize blood flow to a hemorrhoid area, thus reducing the size of inflamed hemorrhoids.