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By Brookhaven Gastroenterology Associates
August 23, 2017
Category: GI Care
Tags: GI Procedures  

Our gastroenterologists are devoted to diagnosing and treating digestive and liver diseases for their patients. Gastroenterology is theGI Procedures practice of evaluating the intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas for abnormalities. A variety of procedures including a colonoscopy can help them detect potential problems in Suffolk County, NY.

About GI Procedures

Some common GI procedures performed by Brookhaven Gastroenterology Associates include (and are not limited to):

  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasonography
  • Upper Endoscopy
  • 24 hour pH testing using Bravo
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

A colonoscopy in Suffolk County examines the lining of the large intestine (the colon) for any abnormalities. A thin flexible tube is inserted into the anus and slowly advanced into the rectum and colon. This colonoscope has a lens and light source that allows your gastroenterologist to view images on a monitor. This GI procedure is recommended for screening for colorectal cancer. It also is used to evaluate bleeding or chronic diarrhea symptoms. A clear liquid diet is required the day before the procedure.

Another GI procedure performed by your gastroenterologist is endoscopic ultrasonography. This allows them to examine the stomach and esophageal lining and the upper and lower GI tract down the lower tract. This studies organs near the tract too such as the lungs, liver, pancreas and the gallbladder. This test is done to get detailed images of the digestive tract and to diagnose a variety of digestive disorders. It also is used to evaluate known abnormalities seen at endoscopy procedures or on x-rays. It can diagnose diseases of the bile duct, gallbladder and pancreas too. It also helps to determine the spread of certain cancers and could save lives.

To learn more about a colonoscopy in Suffolk County, NY, or other GI procedures, call to schedule an appointment at 631-289-0300.