What to expect from your upper colonoscopy procedure

What to expect from your upper endoscopy procedure

Conditions Treated

Yadkin Valley Gastroenterology provides a variety of technically advanced services to treat a range of conditions, including:

  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hiatal hernia
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Jaundice
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Pancreatitis
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ulcers of the stomach and duodenum

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Colonoscopy is a safe, simple and effective way to check for cancer and to treat suspicious colon polyps.

Screening is important because in the early stages of many colorectal diseases symptoms are not present. Cancer growth can go on for years and even decades within the colon and is far more difficult to treat when symptoms do become present.

The American Cancer Society recommends all men and women age 50 and older have a screening colonoscopy to check for signs of colon cancer, even if no symptoms are present. People with a family history of colon cancer or colon polyps, should begin screening at an earlier age and have more frequent screenings.

Other procedures include:
  • Colonoscopy with or without polypectomy
  • Endoscopic exams and therapy
  • Enteral and parenteral nutrition
  • Esophagus dilation
  • Esophageal motility
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Injections offered include Cimzia, Humira, as well as Remicade, an IV infusion for Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
  • Polypectomy


  • Brand new Pentax equipment and tools
  • New scopes for endoscopy and colonoscopy
  • State-of-the-art high definition monitors
  • State-of-the-art endoscopy suite that assures patients the ultimate in privacy, convenience and treatment
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