The gastrointestinal (GI) laboratory department provides optimum assistance to physicians in diagnosis treatment and prevention for patients with gastrointestinal disease. The GI laboratory staff provides quality, conscientious, and competent care with respect for life and dignity.

GI disorders may include tumors, ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), change in bowel habits, malabsorption, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis/Crohn’s), and liver and biliary tract diseases. The most common GI procedures performed at the GI laboratory include:
  • Upper endoscopy (EGD)
  • Screening colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy with and without biopsy and polypectomy
  • Esophageal banding of varices and sclerotherapy
  • Photo and thermal coagulation of bleeding ulcers
  • Feeding tubes
  • Removal of foreign bodies
  • Esophageal dilatation for patients with difficulty swallowing
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic extraction of gallstones
  • Capsule endoscopy