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Types of Endoscopy Procedures

For individuals experiencing abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing, nausea or vomiting, our gastroenterologist, Dr. Glenn Madokoro in endoscopyNewport Beach, CA, can perform a variety of endoscopy procedures to diagnose your symptoms. An endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure that examines the digestive tract.

Endoscopy Procedure Types

Individuals may need an endoscopy in Newport Beach for a variety of reasons including:

  • Digestive tract bleeding
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Growths or polyps inside the colon
  • Ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Unexplained stomach pain

Dr. Madokoro will explain to you exactly what will be done during your particular procedure. He will work with you directly to determine the best procedure and will inform you about the steps needed in order to successfully complete the test. Some endoscopy procedures he offers includes:

  1. Colonoscopy: This procedure tests for colorectal cancer. It uses a colonoscope that is inserted into the rectum. A gastroenterologist can examine the lining of the large intestine (colon) for any abnormalities.
  2. Upper Endoscopy: This procedure allows a doctor to examine the lining of the esophagus, duodenum, and the stomach. It is often used because it is more effective than x-rays to detect any inflammation, tumors or ulcers in the area.
  3. Capsule Endoscopy: This procedure helps the doctor to evaluate the small intestine, a part of the bowel that isn’t reached with a traditional colonoscopy or upper endoscopy. The most common reason is to search for a cause of bleeding. It can also be used to detect polyps, Crohn’s disease, tumors or even ulcers in the small intestine. It allows Dr. Madokoro to examine the lining of the middle part of the GI tract. The process takes about eight hours.

To schedule an appointment in Newport Beach, CA, to discuss what an endoscopy can do for your health, call (949) 548-8800 today.

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