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Gastroenterology, Glendale Ca

Digestive diseases can be severely disruptive to daily life. The digestive tract is very complex and there is a wide array of symptoms that can indicate disease. These symptoms can include: Barrett’s esophagus, Acid reflux, Blood in stools, Celiac disease, Colon cancer, Colon polyps, Diarrhea, GERD, Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Ulcers

 

Is it time for your colonoscopy?

Brand Surgical Institute is home to medical providers who perform this important colon cancer screening test. Our office is dedicated to treating you with the highest level of excellence.

Our Surgeons utilize state-of-the-art technology to provide the best care.  We will work hand-in-hand to build a fantastic, rewarding experience for you. Your comfort and results is our priority. 

Did You Know?

Colorectal cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and is most often found in people who are 50 years old or older.

What is a Colonoscopy?

During colonoscopy, the lining of the large intestine is examined using a small flexible tube. 

Your provider seeks for abnormal growths, ulcers, and inflamed tissue.  A colonoscopy can also be used for rectal and colon cancer screening.

 

What To Expect: 

 

Before your procedure you will be given instructions on how to prep for your colonoscopy, your colon must be completely clean and empty. 

This requires a high amount of special cleaning and a diet of clear liquids.  Let your doctor know about any medications you are currently taking including aspirin, arthritis medications, vitamins containing iron, blood thinners, or diabetes medications. 

You must arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.

Before your procedure you will meet with your anesthesiologist, you will be given sedation via an IV. A flexible tube will be inserted through the rectum and is guided through the colon. This tube captures a live picture of your colon and is transmitted to a TV screen for your gastroenterologist to see.

 

Once it has concluded, the colonoscope is removed.  

 

You will rest at the facility until the effects of the sedative wears off. You should expect to be fully recovered from the procedure within the next day.

What is an Endoscopy?

An endoscopy allows the entire esophagus, stomach, and duodenum to be examined visually for abnormalities.

A long, flexible tube with a camera attached at the tip will be inserted into your mouth to view the interior upper GI tract.

During EGD, if a polyp or abnormal tissue is found, your doctor can choose to remove it immediately.

 

What To Expect 

Before an EGD procedure, you must arrive on an empty stomach.  That means no food or drinks are to be consumed at least eight hours before the procedure.  Your previous medical records and history will be evaluated.  If you have diabetes or take blood thinners, your doctor may have a different preparation plan for you.

A sedative medication will be administered intravenously to minimize any discomfort experienced during the procedure. 

The camera at the tip of the endoscope is used to transmit images so your doctor can look inside your body.  Instruments can be inserted through the channel to remove polyps, take tissue samples, inject solutions, or remove infected tissues.

The GI endoscopy exam will take less than 20 minutes. 

 

After it is over, you will need one hour to recover from the sedative. An escort is required to drive you home so you can rest for the remainder of the day. If you experience persistent pain following the procedure, please notify the doctor.

If an ulcer, polyp, or abnormal tissue was discovered during colonoscopy that couldn’t be removed, subsequent surgery may be recommended.

Why Choose Brand Surgical Institute?

Excellent Clinical Outcomes – High Success Rates and Case Volumes

We offer the most comprehensive and advanced gastroenterologist services. Our gastroenterologists offer expert medical treatment, and diagnosis for patients with disorders of the esophagus, liver, gallbladder, stomach, pancreas, small intestine and colon. With the experience of our physicians and nurses, minimally invasive procedures are performed efficiently and safely.  Our complication rates are well below national averages.