If you have a digestive disease or disorder, or you’re at risk of developing one, you might need an endoscopy. This nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure is performed right in the office at Family Doctors of Boulder City. Get your results fast, and start treatment right away by scheduling your endoscopy at this Boulder City, Nevada, clinic. You can either request a visit online or call and speak with a team member to book.
An endoscopy provides in-depth, live images of your digestive tract. Your family practitioner may suggest having an endoscopy if you:
The entire endoscopy procedure can help confirm a diagnosis, while simultaneously ruling out other possible conditions. If needed, your practitioner can even perform certain treatments, like for bleeding ulcers, during your endoscopy.
Your entire endoscopy procedure at Family Doctors of Boulder City is performed right in the office. During your endoscopy, your practitioner inserts a thin, flexible tube into your throat. This tube has a tiny light and camera at the end.
As the camera moves down your esophagus and into your stomach, it gathers images and sends them to a monitor that your doctor watches. The endoscopy camera can even travel all the way down into your small intestines for a more in-depth analysis of your upper gastrointestinal tract.
Once your procedure is complete, your physician gently removes the tube, and you can return home shortly afterward. Even though you’re awake during your endoscopy, your physician gives you a mild sedative to help you relax. Because of the sedation medication, you’re going to need a ride home afterward.
Your dedicated practitioner at Family Doctors of Boulder City spends time counseling you on how to prepare for your specific endoscopic exam. Generally, the most important thing you need to do is to avoid eating or drinking anything — not even water — for six to eight hours beforehand.
If you need to take medications to manage chronic diseases, or if you have diabetes and need to eat around the time you take your insulin, talk with your doctor before your endoscopy. They can help you plan how and when to take your essential medications or get the small amount of food you need, so you can have a safe and effective endoscopy procedure.
The expert team of physicians at Family Doctors of Boulder City offer flexible scheduling for endoscopy testing. Book your appointment online, or call the office directly.