HVCH gastroenterologists and general surgeons are able to perform a procedure that examines the upper digestive system with the uses of endoscopes. Under a local anesthetic a flexible, thin, long tube with a small camera attached is passed through the mouth, throat, and into the food pipe to examine the areas of the intestines through the use of a color television picture.

The purpose of this procedure is to identify:

  • Heartburn
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Inflammation
  • Tumors
  • Ulcers