What is Endoscopy?
Endoscopy is a medical procedure that explores the inside of the body using along, flexible tube with a camera and medical instruments at the tip. An endoscopy can often help your physician diagnose a health problem as well as possibly avoid the need for surgery. The tool on the tip of the tube allows physicians to take cells or tissue samples, stop bleeding, and perform other procedures if necessary.
Boice-Willis Clinic’s Endoscopy Center is licensed by the state of North Carolina and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). It boasts two Gastroenterologists, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, and an experienced Endoscopy Team.
Boice-Willis Clinic Endoscopy Center strives to provide compassionate care efficiently for every patient.
Call our center today at 252-937-0220.
What is a Colonoscopy?
Colonoscopy is a diagnostic and potentially therapeutic procedure used to examine the colon with a camera-equipped flexible instrument, the colonoscope. The indications for this procedure are many, including evaluation of gastrointestinal bleeding, pain, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, and very commonly, to evaluate for colon polyps or colon cancer. The procedure typically lasts 30 to 60 minutes. Polyps, which have the potential to become colon cancers, can be detected and removed during your exam, potentially eliminating the need for surgery and prolonging life.
What is an Upper Endoscopy?
Upper endoscopy/EGD is a diagnostic and potentially therapeutic procedure used to examine the esophagus, stomach, and proximal portion of the small intestine with a camera-equipped flexible instrument. The indications for this procedure are many, including evaluation of nausea, weight loss, gastrointestinal bleeding, pain, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, and heartburn.
Location & Contact Information
Rocky Mount Medical Park
901 N. Winstead Avenue, Ste. 310
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Monday-Thursday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday - 7:00 - 12:00
Office Closed: All major holidays
After Hours: (252) 962-8822