What does it mean?

Endoscopy is a procedure that allows doctors to visually examine internal organs, including the esophagus (throat), stomach and intestines, using an endoscope—a long, thin tube with a camera on the tip.

couple walking and laughing Various gastrointestinal problems—such as pain in the stomach or abdomen, difficulty swallowing, vomiting, indigestion, tumors and ulcers—can be investigated with endoscopy. It can also be used for some treatments, such as removing polyps or taking tissue samples for analysis.

Skilled detection.

StoneSprings Hospital Center's Comprehensive GI Center offers a number of endoscopic procedures that can help doctors see inside the body for accurate diagnosis and treatment. These include:

Our experienced team is skilled at detecting and treating gastrointestinal and other disorders using minimally invasive procedures to get you back to your daily routine as quickly as possible.

Outpatient procedure.

Endoscopy is an outpatient procedure. After scheduling an appointment with StoneSprings Hospital, you'll receive detailed instructions on how to prepare for your specific procedure.

Learn more.

Learn more about specific endoscopic procedures in our online Health Library. Get information on the comprehensive gastrointestinal services available at StoneSprings Hospital.