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Interventional Endoscopy

Interventional endoscopy allows for minimally invasive treatment of complex gastrointestinal conditions. The advent of interventional endoscopy has helped transform the management strategies for many digestive disorders, including gastrointestinal cancers. Interventional endoscopy can help patients avoid surgery, or provide a solution to some of the long-term effects associated with traditional surgery. In most cases, procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and patients can return to regular activities immediately.  

Minimally Invasive OverStitch Technology

At Sequoia Hospital, the new OverStitch technology is used in conjunction with interventional endoscopy techniques. Sequoia is the only hospital in the Bay Area to offer this minimally invasive technology, which helps many patients avoid the large incisions and long recovery times associated with traditional surgery.  

Endoscopic procedures use a flexible scope. We insert the scope into an existing entryway, such as your mouth, in order to diagnose and even treat certain conditions. Endoscopic procedures include:

  • Bariatric surgery revision 
  • Bile and Pancreatic Stone treatment 
  • Colonoscopy including, biopsy, polypectomy, treatment of bleeding sites, dilation, stent placement
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic upper endoscopy, including treatment of bleeding sites, dilation, stent placement, BOTOX® treatment for achalasia
  • ERCP (used to diagnose and treat bile duct and main pancreatic duct conditions), including papillotomy, stone extraction/lithotripsy, stent placement 
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • PillCam capsule endoscopy (examination of the small bowel)

Find A Doctor Who Specializes In Interventional Endoscopy

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