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Endoscopy Options at Valley Health

Endoscopy Services in Winchester, Virginia

Valley Health offers cancer screening services, incisionless weight loss and treatment options for chronic heartburn/GERD on the campus of Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Virginia.

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.

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. This facility is fully equipped and designed for your privacy and comfort. We encourage you to contact our office to set up an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Services offered at the Endoscopy Center include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, including:

We are also equipped to perform minor surgeries as well as minor medical procedures including:

  • Manometry
  • Thoracentesis
  • Liver biopsy
  • Paracentesis

These procedures typically last approximately one hour. For procedures that affect vision or mobility, patients will be asked to plan transportation. Patients undergoing any kind of GI endoscopy procedure should plan a stay of approximately three hours at the hospital due to sedation, with the exception of sigmoidoscopy procedures, which do not involve sedation and normally take about one hour. All patients undergoing a procedure involving sedation should arrange outside transportation.

Contact the Valley Health Endoscopy Center by calling 540-536-7140.

Procedures & Services Provided by Valley Health Metabolic & Bariatric Program

Endoscopic Weight Loss Options Include:

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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