Procedures and Treatments at Charleston GI
Advancements in modern technology have resulted in the development of gastrointestinal endoscopy. These procedures allow your doctor to examine your digestive tract with a flexible video instrument called a “scope”. This instrument allows your doctor to examine the inside of your esophagus, stomach, portions of the small intestine and the colon. This enables your doctor to accurately diagnose and treat gastrointestinal diseases and disorders. These “scopes” can also be used to take biopsies (tissue samples), remove polyps which are growths in the digestive tract, treat bleeding from ulcers or other causes and dilate or stretch narrowed areas called strictures. Some of the more common conditions diagnosed and treated are gastroesophageal reflux, peptic ulcer disease, colon polyps, diverticulosis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.