The focus of our practice is patient-centered care. We meet with you before your procedure and discuss all aspects of the procedure with you; we personally deliver results to you following the procedure and we communicate results with your primary care physician to ensure effective coordination of care. All of our physicians are on staff at Inova Alexandria Hospital and are available for consultation. Preparation information may be found by clicking on a procedure or the ‘Learn More’ button under each procedure.
This procedure examines the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus and stomach.
Colonoscopy is a procedure in which the lining of the colon is inspected with a flexible instrument called an endoscope. Your physician can visualize the lining on a television monitor while you are comfortably sedated, and can use the finding of the procedure to help with diagnosis and treatment of a number of diseases afflicting the colon.
This procedure examines the lining of the left side of the colon (large bowel).
ERCP (ENDOSCOPIC RETROGRADE CHOLANGIOPANCREATOGRAPHY)
An ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram) is a specialized exam used to look at the bile ducts and pancreas for diagnosis and treatment of numerous conditions including gallstones, pancreatitis, narrowing or growths within the bile ducts or the pancreatic duct. A specialized endoscopic is used in conjunction with X-rays to examine the bile ducts and pancreatic ducts.
WIRELESS CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY
A wireless capsule endoscopy is a specialized procedure used to examine the entire small intestine. Only a small portion of the small intestine can be reached either by upper endoscopy or colonoscopy which makes this test useful to help in the diagnosis of certain conditions including anemia, inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease.
BARRX is a relatively new technique used for treatment of Barrett’s esophagus with dysplasia (significant change to the cell lining in the esophagus).