Queen of the Valley Medical Center
707.252.4411
About Us News Room Careers Contact Us
Find a Service at Queen of the Valley Medical Center Our Doctors Our Services For Patients For Visitors For Community
Endoscopy
Endoscopic Ultrasound
Antibiotics Useless for Most Sinus Infections, Experts Say
Lower GI Endoscopy
When You Have Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeding
Upper GI Endoscopy

Share this page:

Facebook
Twitter
Google +

Endoscopy

Endoscopy allows the doctor to look at the interior lining of the esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine through a thin, flexible viewing instrument called an endoscope. The tip of the endoscope is inserted through the mouth and then gently advanced down the throat into the esophagus, stomach, and upper small intestine (duodenum).

Endoscopy can reveal problems that do not show up on X-ray tests, and it can sometimes eliminate the need for exploratory surgery.

The Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery

There are many advantages for patients of robotic-assisted surgery, but some of them might include the following:

  • Reduced pain and trauma to the body
  • Less blood loss and potential need for transfusions
  • Reduced risk of infections
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery and return to daily activities
  • Reduced scarring
  • Decreased use of narcotics