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Endoscopy Services in Virginia and West Virginia

Valley Health offers endoscopy services for cancer screening and diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal conditions. Upper endoscopy and lower endoscopy/colonoscopy services are available at Winchester Medical Center, Warren Memorial Hospital, War Memorial Hospital, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital and Hampshire Memorial Hospital. The Valley Health Metabolic and Bariatric Program offers endoscopy weight loss options and treatment for chronic heartburn/GERD.

What Is Endoscopy?

Endoscopy is a procedure that uses an endoscope or “scope.” Endoscopes are used for viewing the inside of the body, and they may also be used in some types of surgeries. Endoscopies are typically lighted and some are equipped with tiny video cameras that feed images to a computer screen. Endoscopy is used to provide images of parts of the body that could not otherwise be seen. It is heavily used in the screening for cancer, as well as in diagnosis and treatment of problems of the gastrointestinal tract.

Upper Endoscopy

During an upper endoscopy, the endoscope is passed through the mouth and throat and into the esophagus. The procedure is used to examine the esophagus, stomach and the upper part of the intestine (duodenum).

Lower Endoscopy

A lower GI endoscopy is used to examine the large intestine (colon). A colonoscopy examines the entire colon and rectum and may be recommended as a screening tool for colorectal cancer. A sigmoidoscopy examines only the lower part of the colon and is also a screening test for colorectal cancer.

Procedures & Services Provided at the Valley Health Endoscopy Center

Our Endoscopy Center, based on the campus of Winchester Medical Center (Suite 100 of Medical Office Building II), is a modern and advanced system fully equipped to provide gastrointestinal endoscopy as well as minor medical/surgical procedures.

To learn more about the Valley Health Endoscopy Center, click here or call 540-536-7140.

Procedures & Services Provided by Valley Health Metabolic & Bariatric Program

Endoscopic Weight Loss Options Include:

  • Intragastric Balloon procedure
  • Endoscopic Revision of Previous Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

The endoscopic platform can also be used to treat Chronic Heartburn/GERD and address complications of prior bariatric procedures for the treatment of weight re-gain, development of fistulas and ulcers.

To learn more about incisionless approaches to weight loss and the Valley Health Metabolic and Bariatric program, click here.

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