An endoscopy is a common, non-surgical procedure that closely examines a person’s digestive tract. It can diagnose a variety of issues, including:
- Stomach pain
- Difficulty swallowing
- Digestive tract bleeding
- Changes in bowel habits
- Colon cancer and other digestive tract cancers
The importance of endoscopic screenings
Colon and rectal cancers are the fourth most diagnosed cancers in the United States and second leading causes of death from cancer – but colon cancer can be quickly and easily diagnosed with regular screenings.
If you are 50 or older, call our offices or talk to your primary care doctor about getting tested, even if you don’t have any symptoms. To learn more, check out the American Cancer Society 2017-2019 Colorectal Cancer Facts and Figures.
Appointments and referrals
To schedule an appointment, please call (602) 344-5831. You may also send a fax to (602) 344-1314. Be prepared to provide referrals and clinical notes with recent labs if referred from outside Valleywise Health.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
Free valet parking is available at the hospital’s west entrance for endoscopy patients.