We provide personal and state-of-the-art endoscopy care to each patient, using the latest approaches and technological advances.
Our team of dedicated physicians, nurses and techs provide upper endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, colonoscopy and specialized interventional endoscopy care.
What is Endoscopy?
This minimally invasive procedure examines the insides of organs using a tube inserted in your body. This tube can take pictures, remove tissue and foreign objects and perform surgery. Benefits to procedures performed endoscopically include:
- Minimal pain
- Quick recovery time
- Improved accuracy
- Ability for you to avoid general anesthesia
You can get endoscopy care at either of our two locations:
- Endoscopy Unit, located on the first floor of University Hospital, provides upper endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, colonoscopy and specialized interventional endoscopy care.
- UVA Endoscopy Monroe Lane, a new facility providing adult outpatient endoscopy services, including upper endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures.
Procedures We Perform
We offer a range of procedures for a variety of gastrointestinal conditions.
This procedure examines the large intestine for inflammation, bleeding, ulcers or abnormal growths, such as polyps or cancer. The doctor uses a colonoscope, a small, lighted camera inside a soft, flexible tube. The procedure usually takes 30 minutes to an hour.
This procedure examines the lining of the esophagus, stomach and upper duodenum for inflammation, ulcers or growths. With it we can evaluate conditions such as trouble swallowing, abdominal pain or bleeding. The doctor uses a small camera, called an endoscope, which is inserted into the mouth and guided down the throat. The exam usually lasts from 5 to 20 minutes.
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
This procedure evaluates the lining of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum as well as organs near the gastrointestinal tract, such as the pancreas, gall bladder, liver, lungs and lymph nodes. A fine-needle aspiration specimen can be obtained for diagnostic purposes. The doctor uses a thin, flexible tube with a built-in, miniature ultrasound probe. The procedure usually lasts one hour.
This procedure examines the duodenum, bile ducts, gall bladder and pancreatic duct. The doctor guides a small camera, an endoscope, down the throat. The procedure lasts one to two hours