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Leading Edge Advanced Endoscopy Helps Reduce Patient’s Stress

If you are concerned about your digestive health, we can help. Our digestive health specialists know that any digestive problem can be cause for anxiety and can disrupt daily life. As part of a nationally recognized academic medical center, we are also on the research forefront, studying and pioneering to find new treatments and cures. We will make your experience with expert diagnosis and advanced treatments as stress-free as possible.

State-of-the-Art Endoscopy Suite

The endoscopy suite at VCU Medical Center offers a full range of services to patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Fluoroscopy is available in the suite, allowing endoscopic procedures that require fluoroscopy to be performed on site. Our procedures offered include:

  • Endoscopic resections
  • Endoscopic suturing
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Pancreato-biliary procedures
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Trans-nasal endoscopy

Using the Most Advanced Endoscopic Equipment Available

As part of a nationally recognized academic medical center, our gastroenterologists are developing, evaluating and implementing new endoscopic technologies and techniques daily – and are the only provider in the region to offer advanced services for Barrett’s esophagus treatment. Offering the broadest range of endoscopic services in the region, our gastroenterologists use state-of-the-art equipment to perform routine and complex endoscopic procedures, including:

  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Cellvizio® endomicroscopy
  • Cholangioscopy using the SpyGlassTM Direct Visualization System
  • Cyrotherapy, endoscopic mucosal resection and radio frequency ablation for Barrett’s esophagus
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Fiducial placement, fine needle aspiration, fine needle injection and stenting for gastrointestinal tumors

Treating a Broad Range of Conditions

Our gastroenterologists treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Diseases of the bile duct
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Pancreatic tumors
  • Pancreatitis
  • Swallowing disorders

Offering Patient-Centered Care

VCU Health focuses on providing the very best care with the goal of helping patients return to a normal lifestyle as soon as possible. We believe a patient is a person to be cared for, not a medical condition to be treated. We value the input and participation of our patients and their families and hope to empower them to improve their health with easily understandable information.