Endoscopy means looking inside and typically refers to looking inside the body for medical reasons using an endoscope, an instrument used to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. Unlike most other medical imaging devices, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ. Endoscopy can also refer to using a borescope in technical situations where direct line of-sight observation is not feasible.

Barrett’s Esophagus

21 Nov 2012

I was seeing a patient back in the office after she had undergone a diagnostic upper endoscopy for esophageal reflux symptoms.  She was accompanied by her daughter and was devastated by the results of her procedure.  She was found to … Continue reading

Understanding Barrett’s Esophagus

18 Nov 2012

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most common digestive affliction in the United States and accounts for over $12 billion in direct costs annually just for the medications used to treat millions of affected individuals.  The prevalence of GERD is … Continue reading

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