Endoscopy is a procedure used to examine the digestive tract. Using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, your doctor can view pictures of your digestive tract on a color monitor.
During an upper endoscopy, an endoscope is easily passed through the mouth and throat and into the esophagus, allowing the doctor to view the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine.
Similarly, endoscopes can be passed into the large intestine (colon) through the rectum to examine this area of the intestine. This procedure is called sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy depending on how far up the colon is examined.
Below is a list of the most common endoscopic procedures we perform and gastrointestinal (GI) conditions we treat
Esophagus and Stomach
Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (EGD)
Banding of Esophageal Varices
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Feeding Tube Placement
UPPER & LOWER GI CONDITIONS WE TREAT, UPPER GI CONDITIONS
Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
LOWER GI CONDITIONS
Benign & Malignant Diseases of the Colon
Colonoscopy and Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Diverticulosis & Diverticulitis
Inflammatory bowel disease
Robotic Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery
daVinci® Robotic Surgery
Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery. “Minimally invasive” means that instead of operating on patients through large incisions, we use miniaturized surgical instruments that fit through a series of quarter-inch incisions.
The surgeon controls these instruments and the camera from a console located in the operating room. Placing his fingers into the master controls, he is able to operate all four arms of the da Vinci simultaneously while looking through a stereoscopic high-definition monitor that literally places him inside the patient, giving him a better, more detailed 3-D view of the operating site than the human eye can provide. Every movement he makes with the master controls is replicated precisely by the robot.
The ultimate effect is to give the surgeon unprecedented control in a minimally invasive environment. Utilizing this advanced technology, the surgeons are able to perform a growing number of complex general surgical procedures. Since these procedures can now be performed through very small incisions, our patients experience a number of benefits compared to open surgery, including
Less trauma on the body
Minimal scarring, and
Faster recovery time
da Vinci® Colon Surgery (Colectomy)
da Vinci® Rectal Resection Surgery (Rectal Cancer Surgery/ Resection)
da Vinci® Acid Reflux Surgery (Nissen fundoplication)
da Vinci® Gastrectomy (Stomach Cancer Surgery)
da Vinci® Hernia Surgery