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:
- Abdominal pain
- Chest pain
- Swallowing disorders
- Nausea and vomiting