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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy

Both Drs Georgi and Khoury are skilled in carrying out diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy.

Diagnostic Endoscopy is usually used to help find the cause of Belly( Abdominal ) pain and to Screen patients who have longstanding Heartburn for Barretts Esophagus a precancerous condition and to carry out Screening Colonoscopies for the prevention and early diagnosis of colon cancer.

Colonoscopy Screening has been recommended to begin at age 50 or if the patient has Symptoms of Change in Bowel Habits , Change in Caliber of Stools and Rectal Bleeding.

The Risk of Perforation with colonoscopy is less than 1/1000 cases.

Therapeutic Endoscopy :

Endoscopic procedures that utilize tools which help in Controlling Bleeding in the GastroIntestinal Tract, Remove Food stuck in the Esophagus, Balloon Narrowings in the Intestinal Tract are some examples.

Our Practice was the first to introduce the Barrex Procedure  or Radiofrequency Ablation of the Esophagus in the Prevention and treatment of Esophageal Cancer.