Leading-Edge Endoscopy Services in your Community
For more than 30 years, Skagit Regional Health has provided endoscopy procedures to diagnose and treat problems of the respiratory tract and gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver and bile ducts.
Our GI specialists, pulmonologists and surgeons examine and treat more than 400 patients every month conducting a wide variety of diagnostic exams. Instead of traveling to Seattle, Everett or Bellingham for a specific endoscopic procedure, you can call and make an appointment at Skagit Regional Health. We do not require a doctor’s referral for colonoscopy procedures for healthy adults qualifying for Direct Access and appointments can be scheduled on your time – while being close to your job and family.
Comprehensive Endoscopic Services We Offer
Skagit Regional Health’s endoscopy providers are all board-certified specialists with advanced training using an endoscope to examine areas of concern. These specialists undergo extensive training to learn a comprehensive range of endoscopic procedures, including:
- Bronchoscopy to examine the trachea, or windpipe and bronchi of the lungs
- Bravo pH test measures and records pH in your esophagus
- 24-hour pH Monitoring
- Colonoscopy examines the entire length of the colon and large intestine
- Endobronchial Ultrasound
- ERCP examines the pancreatic and bile ducts
- Esophagastroduodenoscopy examines the lining of the esophagus, stomach and small intestine
- Esophagoscopy for the examination the esophagus
- Gastroscopy examines the stomach and beginning of small intestine
- Navigational Bronchoscopy
- Proctoscopy for the examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon
- Sigmoidoscopy examines the sigmoid colon, the lower part of the colon
Highly-Experienced Endoscopists at Skagit Regional Health
Our advanced endoscope capabilities at Skagit Regional Health provide the use of micro-instruments that are skillfully moved through a channel in the endoscope. These tools are used by our endoscopists to collect tissue, remove polyps or provide other treatments.
After the procedure, endoscopy results are reviewed by the specially-trained endoscopist who performed the procedure. Many times, our endoscopist can describe some of the results of your examination before you even leave the facility. If biopsies were taken or polyps removed, you will be informed of the results at a time determined by your endoscopist.
For More Information About Endoscopy Services
To learn more about endoscopy services at Skagit Regional Health, please contact one of our team members at 360-814-2410. We can answer your questions and help you make an appointment.