Endoscopy allows physicians on the medical staff to view organs inside the body and make diagnoses. With endoscopy, procedures normally requiring an inpatient stay with extensive recovery time can usually be performed on an outpatient basis, often resulting in minimal recovery and pain for the patient.
Endoscopy services at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne cover a wide range of procedures performed by physicians on the medical staff, including:
- Colonoscopy, to help with the prevention of colon cancer and the detection of diverticulosis and colitis
- Viewing of the bile and pancreatic ducts so physicians can diagnose and treat pancreatic and gallstone-related diseases
- Evaluation of the stomach for intestinal bleeding
- Viewing of the bladder
- Examination of the throat for airway obstruction
For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).