Endoscopy Procedures 

G.I. Solutions of Illinois uses a variety of endoscopy procedures to examine the gastrointestinal tract. Our highly trained gastroenterologists will utilize the following procedures to properly test for and diagnose a variety of gastrointestinal conditions:

EGD

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a test conducted to examine the lining of the esophagus, as well as the first part of the small intestine with an endoscope. This procedure is performed to evaluate the cause of symptoms such as vomiting blood, regurgitation, heartburn, abdominal pain, problems swallowing, and more.

Colonoscopy

A procedure that enables a physician to see the inner lining of your rectum and colon. During the procedure, a long, flexible tube with a camera is inserted into the anus and through the colon. This allows the physician to check for diseases and conditions such as colon tumors, colon polyps, abdominal pain, and more.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

A procedure that uses a flexible, narrow tube with a camera on one end (sigmoidoscope) to look inside the rectum and lower colon. This procedure is used to find the cause for symptoms such as unxplained weight loss, changes in bowel activity, abdominal pain, and more.

Nasal Endoscopy

A nasal endoscopy is a minimally invasive, diagnostic medical procedure that is used to examine the interior surfaces of the nose. The purpose of this procedure is to obtain a better visualization of body cavities that is not possible with a standard examination.

Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy

A procedure involving the patient ingesting a small, pill-sized capsule which will pass naturally through the digestive system while taking pictures of the intestine. This procedure is performed to diagnose symptoms such as gastrointestinal bleeding, polyp screening, diagnose cancer, and more.

Wireless PH Study

Measures how often stomach contents reflux into the lower esophagus and how much acid the reflux actually contains.

PH Impedance Testing

Detects acidic and nonacidic reflux using the PH and impedance information.

Esophageal Manometry with Impedance

A procedure that tests how well muscles in the esophagus are working to move food and water into the stomach after you swallow. It involves a small, flexible tube passing through the nose and into the stomach.

Rectal Manometry

A procedure that evaluates fecal incontinence or constipation. It involves inserting a small, flexible tube into the rectum that measures the pressures of the anal sphincter muscles and the neural reflexes needed for normal bowel movements.

Smart Pill Motility Study

A diagnostic tool that involves swallowing a small, pill-sized capsule that helps diagnose symptoms such as abdominal bloating, gas, satiety, and more.

If you have any questions, please contact GI Solutions of Illinois at (773) 631-2728.

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