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Endoscopy Services for IBD

Endoscopy for IBD

Endoscopy is any number of minimally invasive procedures that allow doctors to look inside the digestive tract. Endoscopic procedures help doctors diagnose Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. If you have been already diagnosed with IBD, then your ongoing treatment likely includes routine endoscopy to check for signs of IBD in your digestive tract.

The main endoscopic procedures used for IBD include:

  • Colonoscopy / Flexible Sigmoidoscopy used to look inside the rectum and colon to diagnose both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • Capsule Endoscopy / Deep Enteroscopy used to see inside the small intestine for patients with Crohn’s disease. Enteroscopy allows doctors to take small samples from the lining of the intestine for biopsy to help with diagnosing Crohn’s disease.
  • Upper Endoscopy (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy) used to check for signs of Crohn’s disease in the esophagus, stomach or first part of the small intestine (duodenum). An upper endoscopy may be used to help distinguish between ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Patients with ulcerative colitis will not have IBD outside of the colon and rectum.

To schedule an endoscopic procedure at DHI, call 813-615-7557.

SURGICAL CONSULTATIONS FOR DIGESTIVE CANCER Without The Wait

APPOINTMENTS WITHIN 5 DAYS FOR PATIENTS WITH CANCER

At DHI, we know that after being diagnosed with cancer, patients want and often need to begin treatment quickly. So we make it a priority to offer appointments for cancer surgery consultations within 5 business days, and often earlier. Our surgeons will make themselves available to see you right away, even for a second opinion.

Patients who are newly diagnosed with cancer, or have just found out they have cancer recurrence, qualify for this priority access. Our surgeons will make themselves available to see you right away, even for a second opinion. We want to help you start your treatment as soon as possible.

If you have been diagnosed with a cancer of the digestive system, don’t wait.
Call the Digestive Health Institute at (813) 615-7440.

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