Endoscopy/Special Procedures

Special Procedures include the latest in endoscopy and pain relief

The Special Procedures area at Perry Memorial Hospital includes The Endoscopy Suite and the Pain Clinic. Both are about providing state-of-the-art care.

What is endoscopy?

Our advanced equipment means your doctor can take a look inside various parts of the body in far less invasive ways than the old-fashioned options available in the past. The equipment used provides immediate pictures of the colon, stomach or other area being examined by the endoscopist and referring physician.

What kinds of services are offered?

An Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a method of examining the liver, bile ducts and pancreas via endoscope. Colonoscopy allows an examination of the colon for the screening of colon cancer and removal of polyps if needed. Capsule Endoscopy involves swallowing a pill-sized capsule that contains a tiny camera that takes pictures of the small intestine. GI Endoscopy (esophagogastroduodenoscopy, also known as EGD), feeding tube placement and replacement and esophageal manometry are performed. Bronchoscopy is also offered. A relaxed recovery area combines post-procedure recovery with family support. These and similar services utilize the latest technology for better care.

What other features are offered in the Endoscopy Suite?

A relaxed recovery area in the Endoscopy Suite allows for post-procedure recovery. As soon as recovery is complete, you are placed in a room with family support until ready for discharge.

What services are available at the Pain Clinic?

Our exceptionally skilled team of professionals in our Pain Clinic are committed to evaluating and treating people with acute and chronic pain. If you are suffering from low back pain, thoracic pain, headaches, neuralgia, herpetic neuralgia, cervical (neck) pain, pancreatic pain, pain from cancer or arthritis, our goal is to assist you in getting relief. 

What procedures are available?

Some of the ways our pain specialists might treat your pain include:

  • Epidural pain injections
  • Facet injections
  • Nerve ablation
  • Nerve blocks