Colorectal Screening

Colonoscopy: The lining of the entire colon is examined using a lighted flexible tube that is inserted into the anus and advanced to the end of the colon which is called the cecum. A colonoscopy is considered the "gold standard" for colorectal cancer screening.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: The lining of the sigmoid colon (the lower third of the colon) is examined using a lighted flexible scope that is inserted into the anus and advanced to the splenic flexure.

Fecal Occult Blood Test: Samples of your stool is collected and tested for blood. Bleeding may come from polyps (growths on the lining of the colon or rectum).

Barium enema (Lower GI): A contrast liquid called barium sulfate is injected into the rectum in order to visualize the colon and the rectum through X-ray.

Esophageal Screening

EGD: (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy) The esophagus, stomach, and first portion of the duodenum (small intestine) is examined using a lighted flexible tube that is inserted into the mouth and advanced to the small intestine. 

Esophageal Manometry Test: To evaluate the coordination of esophageal (food pipe) contractions and the strength, opening and closing of the lower esophageal sphincter.

24 pH Test: To evaluate the amount of stomach acid washing up into the esophagus over the course of a 24-hour period.

BRAVO Test: A pH capsule measures the pH in the esophagus and transmits this information to a  receiver

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