Between the new Endoscopy Unit at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, as well as an active Endoscopy Unit at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, we perform more than 15,000 endoscopic procedures each year.

Procedures performed in our endoscopy suites include:

Endoscopy: Physicians gain a clear, detailed view of a patient digestive tract by using a long, thin, flexible tube with a tiny video camera on the end. This procedure, more precise than an X-ray and usually painless, allows other instruments to be passed through to immediately remove growths or polyps. Patients receiving this treatment may avoid surgery or receive a more precise diagnosis for a specific surgery that may need to be performed in the future.

Colonoscopy: In addition to serving as a diagnostic tool for the colon, a colonoscopy is an important detection method for colon cancer and a routine treatment for polyps.

Gastroscopy: Examines the esophagus and stomach and is important for detecting and preventing permanent damage due to reflux diseases.

Sigmoidoscopy: Similar to a colonoscopy, the GI uses a sigmoidoscope to screen the lower part of the large bowel.

For more information on gastroenterology at our hospitals, click here.

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