Enteroscopy

Division of Gastroenterology

The small intestine is long and twisted, requiring longer instruments and specialized techniques to reach with an endoscope. An enteroscopy allows the physician to visualize the lining of the 1/3 of the small intestine, identify the cause of internal bleeding, remove a piece of the lining for further examination, and remove growths such as polyps.

Additional evaluation is available using the "capsule" wireless endoscopy.