We offer a range of procedures at Island Digestive Health Center to assist you and your physician in identifying an illness or treating a condition. Click on each procedure to the left to find out more information, including an overview of each procedure, what to expect and how to prepare.
A colonoscopy is a safe, fast, and minimally invasive procedure, in which a trained physician uses a special instrument called a colonoscope to view the gastrointestinal (GI) tract; specifically the colon and rectum.
According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States.
An endoscopy, often referred to as an upper GI endoscopy or upper endoscopy, is a minimally invasive procedure used to evaluate the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract.
Sometimes referred to as upper GI endoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), or panendoscopy, the upper endoscopy occurs when a physician needs to appraise the lining of the upper part of the patient’s GI tract; including the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
Similar to a colonoscopy, a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy occurs when a physician needs to appraise the lining of the rectum and the large intestine