Colon Cancer Screening by colonoscopy to detect and remove polyps is recommended by the American Caner Society beginning at age 50. Your physician may recommend earlier and more frequent screening if you have colon polyps or a family history of colon cancer.
The Endoscopy Department at Southside Regional Medical Center offers the latest in endoscopy technology to provide colon cancer screening.
In addition to colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), PEG tube and bronchoscopy the following special procedures are performed in the Endoscopy Department at SRMC.
Endoscopic Ultrasonography(EUS) combines endoscopy and ultrasound technology to allow examination of the digestive tract and the surrounding tissues and organs.
An esophageal motility study is a procedure that evaluates esophageal contractions and the lower esophageal sphincter. It may be performed for patients that have problems swallowing or before acid reflux surgery.
The BRAVO pH capsule is attached to the wall of the esophagus to evaluate gastroesophageal acid levels and reflux during a 24-48 hour period.
A new procedure performed to treat asthma. Bronchial Thermoplasty is a safe outpatient procedure performed in three sessions, three weeks apart, which helps to reduce asthma attacks and respiratory symptoms.
A procedure to treat internal hemorrhoids in a single session. This new technology results in a nearly pain-free procedure.
Radiofrequency energy (radio waves) is delivered by a catheter to the diseased tissue of the esophagus while minimizing injury to healthy tissue. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy has been shown to be safe and effective for treating Barrett’s Esophagus.
The registered nurses in the Endoscopy Department receive specialized training and have years of experience in endoscopy nursing.
For more information, please call:
200 Medical Park Blvd
Petersburg, VA 23805