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What is Gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is the study of the gastrointestinal tract and liver, which includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts. Effingham Ambulatory Surgery Center is proud to offer a variety of gastroenterology surgery services to help our patients detect possible life-threating diseases and treat smaller issues as necessary. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment and collect high-quality images to analyze your gastrointestinal tract and liver.

Colonoscopy and Endoscopy

The most common gastroenterology services we offer are the colonoscopy and endoscopy. There are many benefits of a colonoscopy, a procedure that examines the inner lining of the large intestine, rectum, and colon. A colorectal screening is a simple way to catch a potentially fatal disease early. Common findings include ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, inflammation, or bleeding. This procedure is recommended for patients aged 50+ and for those 40+ who have a family history of colon cancer.

An endoscopy–upper or lower–is a procedure used to evaluate your digestive system. This evaluation can be carried out by inserting a camera through a cut or body opening, such as the mouth. Minimally invasive, an endoscopy is more accurate than an X-ray and is an excellent way to detect inflammation or ulcers.

The colonoscopies and endoscopies we provide can be life-saving, and we pride ourselves on creating a stress-free experience for our patients during these procedures.

Why Choose Effingham ASC?

We strive to create the most affordable, convenient, and customer-focused environment possible. Because some of these screening procedures are necessary for every adult, we have created an easy registration process that creates the quickest experience for our patients. Additionally, we will verify the coverage of these screenings and treatments with your insurance company before the procedure. We have the ability to work with a variety of providers, including both public and private policies. Often times, our screenings end up being free of charge to our patients.

The evidence is clear — endoscopies and colonoscopies save lives. You can rest assured that we utilize the same reliable technology as hospitals while putting more effort into customer care, efficiency, and affordability. To learn more about our gastroenterology capabilities or to schedule your procedure, contact us today!

We are an affiliate of United Surgical Partners International, partnered with local physicians, and accredited by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. We are fully licensed by the state of Illinois and are Medicare certified.

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