The Memorial Hermann Southeast Endoscopy Center and GI Laboratory offers advanced diagnostic testing and treatment for digestive diseases such as ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett’s esophagus, colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and ulcerative colitis).
Large rooms in the 15-bed unit provide patients comfort and privacy during procedures.
At our Endoscopy Center, highly-trained physicians and nursing staff have access to the latest in endoscopic examination technology, including endoscopic video technology, narrow-band imaging and endoscopic ultrasound, as well as a computerized reporting system.
We offer endoscopic evaluation of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, colon and respiratory system. We also offer diagnostic testing of the lungs, trachea and airway with a video bronchoscope.
Procedures performed include:
Narrow-band imaging is an advanced lighting technology that offers remarkably clear views of the surface structure and fine capillary patterns of the mucous membranes, which are normally difficult to distinguish.
Using this state-of-the-art technology, physicians are better able to identify and isolate diseased and cancerous cells at their earliest, most treatable stage.
To expedite your preadmission testing and ensure that your experience is as pleasant as possible please follow the guidelines outlined below.
Depending on the type of insurance or other health coverage you have, you may be required to precertify with your insurance company. Please discuss precertification requirements with your doctor before your procedure is scheduled.
After the endoscopic procedure, you will be transported to the endoscopy recovery area for observation. While you’re there, your blood pressure, pulse and respirations will be checked at frequent intervals. A recovery area nurse will be attending your immediate needs and will assist in your discharge from the area.