Endoscopy is a procedure that allows doctors to look inside your body through the use of an endoscope. Scopes have a small camera attached to the end of a long, thin tube. The physician uses the scope to see inside an organ.
Types of endoscopic procedures performed at Lawrence General include:
- colonoscopy (colon area),
- endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas)
- endoscopic ultrasound (digestive and lung areas)
- gastroscopy (stomach area)
The Lawrence General Hospital endoscopy team, led by gastrointestinal medical director Robert Yacavone, MD, will provide you with the highest level of comfort, privacy and convenience, before, during and after examinations.
Our process allows a patient to move smoothly and quickly through their procedure. Our nursing staff, which includes certified gastrointestinal nurses, is highly trained and dedicated to patient care.
Scheduling an Appointment
Endoscopic procedures should be scheduled through your primary care physician. Please speak with your physician about scheduling an appointment.
Your referring physician will provided you with details on how to prepare for an endoscopic treatment.