For patients with difficulty swallowing, nausea, vomiting, unexplained digestive bleeding or abdominal pain, a procedure such as a colonoscopy may be needed to determine what is causing those symptoms. At Gastrointestinal Specialists in Troy, Michigan, we perform a variety of procedures for many different types of gastrointestinal symptoms. An endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure that is used to examine the digestive tract and can be used to treat a variety of gastrointestinal problems for patients of all ages.
About Endoscopy Procedures and Colonoscopy Types
Individuals may need an endoscopy or a colonoscopy in Troy, Michigan if they experience some of the following things:
- Growths or polyps in the colon
- Digestive tract bleeding
- Bowel habit changes
- Unexplained stomach pain
Our team will explain to you exactly what will be done with your procedure. They will work with you to determine the best procedure and will inform you of the steps needed to have a successful test. Some endoscopy procedures offered include:
- Colonscopy: This tests for colorectal cancer. It uses a colonoscope to examine the lining of the colon (large intestine) for any abnormalities.
- Upper Endoscopy: This allows a doctor to examine the lining of the duodenum, stomach and esophagus. It is used to detect tumors, ulcers or inflammation and is more effective than x-rays.
- Capsule endoscopy: This procedure helps a doctor to evaluate the small intestine that can’t be reached with a traditional colonoscopy or upper endoscopy. It searches for the cause of bleeding and can detect tumors, ulcers in the small intestines, polyps and Crohn’s Disease. This procedure can take eight hours total.
Maintaining one’s intestinal health is a vital approach to one’s overall wellness. Our team of professionals can examine each patient and determine which gastrointestinal procedure will suit their pain and health the best. In order to schedule an appointment with our Troy, Mgastroenterologists, call 248-273-9930 today.