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Interventional Endoscopy Services

Today, minimally invasive endoscopic procedures can often spare patients with digestive disorders from having to undergo major surgeries. These new methods minimize trauma and reduce blood loss, resulting in shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times.

To request an appointment with one of our UCI Health Chao Digestive Health Institute physicians, call 888-717-4463 or complete our online appointment request form ›

Pioneers in endoscopy

During endoscopy, our specialists use thin, flexible tubes equipped with miniature cameras and other devices to diagnose and treat disorders ranging from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) to Barrett's esophagus and certain cancers. The Chao institute is at the leading edge of interventional endoscopy.

We are home to some of the most respected pioneers in the field who played a leading role in advancing the use of endoscopic systems and applications. One technique called endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration provides a less invasive, more accurate way to visualize and biopsy tumors.

Our services

More than 5,000 diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are performed annually at our all-inclusive, integrated gastrointestinal endoscopy suite. The facility offers:
  • Video endoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Esophageal manometry
  • 48-hour wireless pH testing
  • ERCP/fluoroscopy
  • Laser photodynamic therapy

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