Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Dr. Cobean and Dr. Sahagian use flexible upper GI endoscopy (esophagus, stomach, first part of the small intestine) extensively during complex upper GI tract surgery, including doing some operations endoscopically so that incisions aren’t necessary. They also regularly do upper endoscopy outside the operating room to evaluate gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett’s esophagus, swallowing problems, temporary (or permanent) feeding tubes, and as part of the weight-loss surgery program. When it makes life easier for our patients, they work together with our colorectal surgeons to do simultaneous colonoscopy and upper endoscopy during the same anesthetic. They do colonoscopy for their own patients, too.