Programs and Services

Endoscopy

The outpatient and inpatient surgical teams at Auburn Community Hospital provide state-of-the-art Endoscopic surgical procedures to examine specific internal organs before conducting a surgical procedure.  They can also be used during surgery for the removal of polyps or cysts. Organs that are typically examined include the colon, small bowel, pancreas and lungs.

Our Team

The highly qualified multidisciplinary surgical team performing Endoscopic procedures at Auburn Community Hospital includes surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses. Our team works together to provide the best in compassionate and quality care to our patients.

Our Services

The endoscopic services we provide typically include the following inpatient or outpatient surgical procedures:

  • ECRP (Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) examines the bile and pancreatic ducts
  • Colonoscopy allows sight inside the colon and rectum to detect inflamed tissue, ulcers, and abnormal growths
  • Small Bowel Endoscopy diagnoses the causes of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding as well as small bowel diseases and for patients with Crohn’s disease
  • Bronchoscopy examines the lungs’ airways
  • Upper endoscopy examines the upper part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including the esophagus, the stomach, and the duodenum (the first section of the small intestine) 
 

Our Technology

An Endoscope is unique in that it can be directed and moved around the many bends of a patient’s upper gastrointestinal tract.  Featuring a very small and optically sensitive computer chip at its end, the Endoscope is used to produce an image for the physician to view on a computer display. It also features a channel through which instruments can be passed to perform biopsies, make incisions or place stents.

Hours of Operation

Our Endoscopic surgical suite operates daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

For more information

To request further information about our endoscopic services please contact us at (315) 255-1758.  To schedule an appointment please call (315) 255-7011.