The Endoscopy Center at Conway Medical Center is one of eastern South Carolina's premier facilities providing a full range of gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of gastrointestinal disorders. Three board certified gastroenterologists, four board certified surgeons and two board certified pulmonologists utilize CMC Endoscopy Department to perform procedures to diagnose and treat diseases of the GI and Respiratory Systems.
Designed with quality, safety, privacy, efficiency and patient convenience in mind, this state-of-the-art facility utilizes the latest technology and operates with a highly trained support staff of nurses and endoscopic technicians to ensure the highest standards of patient care. Presently the department performs an average of 500 procedures monthly. To meet the needs of the community, the Endoscopy Department specializes in the examination and treatment of disorders of the esophagus, stomach, colon (large intestine), small intestine, liver, pancreas and lungs. See a full listing of procedures and services performed at CMC's Endoscopy Center.
Coordination between the Endoscopy and Pathology Departments allows for “on site rapid read,” which assists the physician performing certain procedures in knowing they have obtained adequate tissue for diagnosis and staging. Based on microscopic findings, the physician can provide more information to the patient prior to discharge.
Patients with obstructive cancers can undergo stent placement in areas such as the bile ducts, small bowel and colon to relieve distention, jaundice and pain associated with this disease.
On the radar for 2015 is the addition of BRAVO, a capsule based pH monitoring study for patients who suffer with heartburn and regurgitation.
In 2013, anesthesia services were added to the Endoscopy Department. This allows for procedures to be performed in the department on an outpatient or inpatient status. Previously patients who received the more specialized procedures were required to go to the OR for anesthesia.
The department is located in the North Tower and we offer accommodations to promote patient privacy. The Endoscopy Center also offers a separate registration area, a spacious reception area for patient's families and easy access parking.
For your safety, it is required that a responsible adult (18 years or older) remains at the center during your procedure and drives you home afterwards.