Greenville and Washington County Endoscopy

Minimally Invasive Imaging Laboratory

Our endoscopy laboratory offers the advantages of superior care in a convenient, specialized facility solely dedicated to the performance of gastrointestinal procedures. The endoscopy lab provides a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for digestive disorders, including ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis).

Staffed by professional registered nurses with more than 75 years of combined experience, expert care is provided before, during, and after all procedures.

At the Lab

Patients are taken to one of ten private rooms to be prepped for their procedure. Our endoscopy lab has three private suites that are larger than average rooms and are fully stocked with new Olympus equipment. In the recovery room a physician gives you and your family a private consultation on the findings of your procedure. Recovery times average about thirty minutes.

About Endoscopy

An endoscope is a long, thin, tube-shaped instrument with an attached camera that is inserted into the body to capture images or perform treatments. Endoscopes can travel to hard-to-reach travel parts of the body without a doctor needed to cut a patient open. Thanks to this technology, major surgical operations can now be done with small, minimally invasive incisions instead of large surgical cuts.

Endoscopy is used to diagnose and/or treat many conditions, including:

  • Gallstones
  • Constipation
  • Polyps
  • Tumors
  • GERD
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Inflammation
  • Ulcers

There are many different kinds of endoscopic procedures. Some of these procedures will require you to stop eating and drinking for up 12 hours before the exam. This includes water, gum, and mints. Some medications can also interfere with the procedure, so be sure to discuss this with your doctor.