Wyoming County Community Hospital provides comprehensive testing services for the GI tract. Upper Endoscopy or esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) views the esophagus thru the stomach.
In addition to esophagus and stomach a test called an endoscopic retrograde cholangeopancreatography (ERCP) can be performed to help diagnose gallbladder and bile duct problems. ERCP’s use the endoscope and X-Ray equipment to view these structures.
The lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract test involves a colonoscopy that is used as a screening tool for those as young as age 45 with an average risk of developing colon cancer. Identifying polyps, which are pre cancer growths, and having them removed can prevent the development of colon cancer.
All of these tests are performed in a comfortable environment with well trained staff.
Dr. Abdul Chaudhry is our gastroenterologist and is the head of the GI department.