Why Choose Us?
Peters Endoscopy Center is dedicated to providing quality, affordable care to the Triad community in efforts to lower colon cancer rates and treat an array of digestive diseases, including Crohn’s Disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Our center specializes in GI procedures including colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, upper endoscopy, Interstim, and fibro scan.
Peters Endoscopy Center not only meets but exceeds U.S. benchmarks for quality in colonoscopy. We hold ourselves to the highest of standards, as our center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
We believe in compassionate medicine, where patients feel reassured and unrushed. If you are due for a procedure, don’t put it off any longer. Give us a call today!
Below are some procedures performed at Peters Endoscopy Center:
Colonoscopy examines the entire colon for the presence of polyps or other abnormalities. Large polyps and other growths can be removed and biopsied to rule out cancer with this test. This test is performed under conscious sedation, a form of anesthesia that blocks pain but does not put the brain in as deep of a “sleep” as general anesthesia. This form of anesthesia is safer than general anesthesia and can be reversed with IV medicine allowing patients to recover quickly. We recommendation all people over the age of 50 have this test done every ten years or every five years if there is a history of colon cancer in your family.
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD involves inserting a tube with a light and a camera at the tip into the esophagus and into the stomach. Ulcers of the stomach and esophagus can be seen and biopsied to rule out bacterial infection and cancer. Narrowing of the esophagus can be opened up with the EGD as well. EGD is performed under conscious sedation which is safer than general anesthesia and you are able to recover more quickly.
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy is a minimally invasive screening test used to detect colon cancer and pre-cancerous colon polyps. This test involves the insertion of a small tube with a light and camera at the tip into the rectum and lower colon. If any abnormalities are found, they will be biopsied.
A hemorrhoid is a swollen and inflamed vein in the rectum and anus that causes discomfort and bleeding. Most cases of hemorrhoids do not require surgical intervention. Less severe cases often are treated with an office procedure called rubber-band ligation. A rubber band is placed around the hemorrhoid is sloughed off. More severe hemorrhoids are usually removed in a hospital procedure called hemorrhoidectomy. We have many options for this common issue. Speak to our doctors today to see which is best for you.