Procedures Performed at the Hunterdon Endosurgery Center
Advanced testing and surgical care for optimum digestive health
For over 30 years, we have been setting the standard for advanced gastrointestinal diagnosis and procedures in Hunterdon County. We perform the following outpatient procedures in our convenient, clean and comfortable surgical center. To ensure you experience no anxiety or discomfort during our minimally invasive procedures, we administer a relatively mild sedative that allows you to recover quickly without extreme grogginess.
A colonoscopyis the most effective test to examine the lower part of the intestinal tract called the colon. We use the most advanced endoscopic equipment to perform this diagnostic and therapeutic procedure, which involves inserting a flexible tube or “scope” into the rectum and through the large intestine (colon).
Video technology allows us to see the lining of the colon on a monitor and to look for and treat lower gastrointestinal disorders. With this technique, we can treat bleeding blood vessels and evaluate colonic inflammation (colitis). It is routinely used for diagnosis and removal of polyps (in a procedure called a polypectomy) that act as precursors to colon cancer.
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This examination is used to detect problems of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Before beginning this short and minimally invasive procedure, we administer conscious sedation to ensure you experience no anxiety or discomfort. Your physician will discuss this in more detail at the time you schedule your procedure. We then insert a narrow and flexible fiber optic tube into your mouth and down your esophagus to visualize the upper tract. We can also collect samples of tissue (biopsies) with this technique as well as remove polyps, stop ulcer bleeding, or open up narrowed passages. An upper endoscopy can help diagnose and treat ulcers, tumors, difficulties swallowing, indigestion, bleeding, heartburn (GERD), and mal-absorption disorders including Celiac Sprue.
When your esophagus has narrowed (most commonly due to scarring from acid reflux) and you occasionally have the sensation that food is stuck in your throat, we do this dilation procedure to stretch out the affected portion of the esophagus.