The outpatient and inpatient surgical teams at Auburn Community Hospital provide state-of-the-art endoscopic surgical procedures to examine specific internal organs before conducting a surgical procedure. They can also be used during surgery for the removal of polyps or cysts. Organs that are typically examined include the colon, small bowel, pancreas, lungs, esophagus and stomach.
The highly qualified multidisciplinary surgical team performing endoscopic procedures at Auburn Community Hospital includes surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses. Our team works together to provide the best in compassionate and quality care to our patients.
The endoscopic services we provide typically include the following inpatient or outpatient surgical procedures:
- Colonoscopy allows sight inside the colon and rectum to detect inflamed tissue, ulcers, and abnormal growths
- Upper endoscopy examines the upper part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including the esophagus, the stomach, and the duodenum (the first section of the small intestine)
- Occasional Capsule Endoscopies
- Savory Dilatation, Balloon Dilatation for treatment of strictures
An endoscope is unique in that it can be directed and moved around the many bends of a patient’s upper gastrointestinal tract. Featuring a very small and optically sensitive computer chip at its end, the endoscope is used to produce an image for the physician to view on a computer display. It also features a channel through which instruments can be passed to perform biopsies, make incisions or place stents.