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Endoscopy Unit

"Where Compassionate Care Meets Technology"
The Endoscopy Unit is located in the Gateway Building, fourth floor. The Unit has five general procedure rooms; one of these rooms is equipped for endoscopic ultrasound and another for laser procedures. There is one fluoroscopy room, one bronchoscopy room, and one multipurpose room where motility, capsule endoscopy, over flow bronchoscopy, and pediatric anesthesia procedures are done. There are thirteen admission/recovery bays. The Unit's average daily census is 35 procedures.

The VCU Health System Endoscopy Unit provides comprehensive care for patients undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, motility procedures, endoscopic ultrasound, capsule endoscopy, and other gastrointestinal testing. The nursing staff supports patient care for adult and pediatric diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy and pediatric TEE's.

The dedicated nursing staff offers patient education to promote understanding, optimal health and well-being, as a part of their dedication to providing friendly, courteous service, respecting patient privacy and addressing patient comfort needs.
The Endoscopy Unit provides an area and atmosphere for the education of gastroenterolgoy fellows, pulmonary fellows, surgical residents, medicine residents and students in medicine and nursing.

Research in disease processes, endoscopic procedures, endoscopic equipment, new medications, and evidence based gastroenterology nursing practice is encouraged.






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