The Endoscopy Suite at Trinity Hospital of Augusta has four procedure rooms to assist physicians in diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal tract disorders and respiratory tract problems. The lab utilizes highly advanced equipment and the latest technology to ensure the most accurate and timely diagnosis as possible. Our Endoscopy Department is equipped to provide the following accommodations:
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to diagnose and treat problems in the upper gastrointestinal (UGI) tract.
- Gastroscopy examines the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine with a long viewing tube.
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to examine the lower one-third of the large intestine.
- Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to examine the entire length of the large intestine.
- Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows the physician to directly visualize the interior passageways of the lower respiratory tract through a bronchoscope.
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to diagnose and treat problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas.
- Endoscopic Ultrasound Procedures
- Anal Manometry measures muscle pressure and movements in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
- Esophageal Manometry helps determine the strength of the muscles in the esophagus. It is useful in evaluating gastroesophageal reflux and swallowing abnormalities. A small tube is guided into the nostril, then passed into the throat, and finally into the esophagus. The pressure the esophageal muscles produce at rest is then measured.
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement is a tube inserted through the skin into the stomach.
For questions regarding our Endoscopic Services, please call 706-481-7340. To schedule an appointment, please contact our Central Scheduling Department at 706-481-7535.