A screening colonoscopy is a procedure that evaluates the large intestine for varied conditions, including polyps that might develop into colon cancer. It is recommended for all adults age 50 and older and in younger people with a family history of colon cancer.
Gastrointestinal (GI) procedures are crucial in the diagnosis and treatment of GI disorders such as inflammatory bowel diseases (conditions with chronic or recurring immune response and inflammation of the GI tract) known as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital is the only Adventist Midwest Health facility that offers Bravo pH monitoring for the diagnosis of acid reflux syndrome, characterized by recurring heart burn.
Endoscopy procedures available at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital include:
Colonoscopy: A procedure in which a flexible high-definition scope is used to evaluate the large intestine for varied conditions, including polyps that may develop into colon cancer. A screening colonoscopy is recommended for all adults age 50 and older and in younger people with a family history of colon cancer.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): A procedure used to diagnose and treat a number of disorders that include the ducts of the gallbladder, pancreas, and liver.
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD): A procedure in which a flexible high-definition tube is used to visualize the stomach and duodenum for abnormalities including Acid reflux, gastritis, esophagitis, H-Pylori, or peptic ulcer disease.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy: Examination of the lower portion of the large intestine with the use of a flexible high-definition scope.
Internal hemorrhoidal banding: A procedure in which a flexible high-definition endoscope is used to help visualize and ligate internal hemorrhoids (veins in the rectum).
Liver biopsy: A procedure used to obtain a small tissue specimen for further examination.