Digestive Diseases and Disorders (Endoscopy)
The Endoscopy Unit provides outpatient gastrointestinal procedures in a setting that promotes wellness. Licensed nurses providing care for preparation, procedural, and recovery experiences staff this unit. Typical procedures include:
Patients have private rooms with a bathroom. Family members are encouraged to wait either in the patients room or the spacious waiting area a relaxing atmosphere with computers, Internet access, and children's play area. Hours
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Please call (757) 345-4140 or visit Sentara Endoscopy
Services for additional information. Frequently Asked Questions
What is GI Endoscopy?
GI is short for Gastrointestinal. The GI Endoscopy lab is used for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that effect the digestive tract. (Esophagus, stomach, duodenum, intestines, and colon). Services Offered:
Board certified gastroenterologists utilize state-of-the-art computers, scopes and cameras to examine the digestive tract. These procedures are used to diagnose and treat diseases like: gastritis, ulcers, benign and malignant tumors, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Is this a Painful or Uncomfortable Procedure?
Sedation is provided prior to the procedure so there is no pain and typically no memory of the actual procedure. Most of the procedures are done on an outpatient basis so that you can return home shortly after the endoscopy is completed. Due to the medication received, you will need to have someone drive you home. You will be instructed not to drive or operate machinery for 24 hours. Expertise and Certification:
State of the art technology used in support of the diagnostic and treatment of GI disorders and diseases.
Board-certified physicians and experienced certified nursing staff who are knowledgeable in the most current treatment modalities.