At LRGHealthcare we provide upper and lower endoscopy services in dedicated endoscopy suites at both Franklin Regional Hospital and Lakes Region General Hospital.
Our state-of-the-art equipment helps us find and treat digestive system disorders. Endoscopy involves the use of an endoscope, which is a long, narrow flexible tube with a light, magnifaction and camera built in. The camera sends images to the monitor for the doctor to examine you.
Common upper endoscopy procedures to detect and sometimes treat include, hiatal hernias, gastritis, esophagitis, ulcers, strictures, varices, tumors and other upper GI conditions.
Common lower endoscopy procedures to detect and sometimes treat include, internal and external hemorrhoids, procitis, colitis, diverticulitis, polyps and tumors.
Probably the most common lower endoscopy procedure is a colonoscopy. Preventative colorectal screenings saves lives.