When it comes to your health, knowledge is power. It can help you detect and maybe stop future issues.
At Samaritan Health Services, we have a team of trained doctors that can you give a better grasp of your core health by using an endoscopic procedure – a painless and precise method.
Endoscopy is a process that helps our doctors better view the body’s passageways, including, but not limited to, the throat, stomach and colon. By using a tool known as an endoscope, the doctor can look at exact areas to better assess and detect problems.
Samaritan uses the latest diagnostic and treatment options for all types of gastrointestinal diseases. We have widely respected and trained doctors take a patient-centered approach, plus use the most advanced technology to serve our communities.
Colonoscopy is a exam that uses a colonscope to view the colon or entire large intestine. This procedure is often used to look for polyps or cancer, and often takes about 30 minutes to perform.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a routine outpatient procedure in which the inner lining of the lower large intestine is examined. This procedure is commonly used to evaluate gastrointestinal symptoms, such as abdominal pain, rectal bleeding or changes in bowel habit.
For more information, view the informational video.
Endoscopic ultrasound combines endoscopy and ultrasound to obtain information about the digestive track.
This procedure examines the esophagus, stomach and upper intestine.
A motility tests assess the motor function of the upper esophageal sphincter, esophageal body and lower esophageal sphincter.
Read more about motility testing.
An esophageal pH test measures and records the pH in your esophagus to determine if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The test can also be done to determine the effectiveness of medications or surgical treatment of this condition.
Other specialized procedures such as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP), magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCT) and percutaneous endoscopic gastrotomy (PEG) tube insertions are available. Take with your doctor for more details.
Endoscopy procedures are commonly performed on an outpatient basis and most often allowing you to return to work or home within four to five hours. To schedule an appointment, contact your primary care provider. If you don’t have a primary care provider, call our Find a Doctor at 800-863-5241.
Prior to your appointment, check with your insurance provider to find out which procedures your plan covers. Also bring a current insurance card and be prepared to submit a co-payment for your visit.
Talk with your provider to determine which treatment option is right for you. A referral from your doctor is required.
We offer endoscopic procedures in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties.
Samaritan Albany General Hospital 1046 6th Ave. SWAlbany, OR 97321541-812-4000
Samaritan Endoscopy Center3509 NW Samaritan Drive, Ste. 201Corvallis, OR 97330541-768-4260
Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital525 N Santiam HwyLebanon, OR 97355541-451-7050
Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital3043 NE 28th St.Lincoln City, OR 97367541-994-3661
Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital930 SW Abbey St.Newport, OR 97365541-265-2244