What are Endoscopics?
This group includes a number of procedures designed for detection of abnormalities within upper and lower GI tract. Advanced Surgical Technology offers Full Spectrum Endocscopy® for the best field of view.
Colonoscopy has been the gold standard in colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis. Colonoscopy enables your physician to insert a thin flexible tube into the lower GI tract and examine the lining of your large intestine (colon) for abnormalities. Through careful examination with the endoscope, the physician is able to identify and detect pre-cancerous polyps or growths that could be precursors to colorectal cancer. Removal of these pre-cancerous poylps results in a significant reduction in the likelihood of developing colorectal cancer in the future.
Many colon and rectum problems can be treated with surgery. The most common are:
- Polyps and Cancer
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease including Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
- Rectal Prolapse
- Stricture or Volvulus
Types of Colorectal Surgery:
- Colon Resection (Transverse, Low Anterior, Abdominal Perineal)
- Sigmoid Colectomy
The upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the site of many disorders, usually related to diet, environment, and heredity. These disorders can develop into a variety of diseases or symptoms, which can be diagnosed with a procedure called an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy or EGD. By visually examining the upper intestinal tract using a flexible endoscope, your physician can diagnose a variety of diseases. Through careful examination through the endoscope, your physician can identify and detect polyps or tumors.
Introducing Full Spectrum Endoscopy®
Fuse is revolutionizing colonoscopy by providing a panoramic 330 degree view of the colon, almost double the view of standard colonoscopes. Fuse colonoscopes feature cameras at the tip as well as on the sides of the scope. Fuse has been shown to greatly reduce the number of pre-cancerous polyps missed by standard colonoscopes.
Q. What is Fuse?
A. Fuse, or ‘Full Spectrum Endoscopy,’ is the latest advancement in colonoscopy. It provides your physician with a panoramic 330 degree field of view. This increased field of view provides your physician with the ability to see and detect more abnormalities.
Q. Will the procedure by any different if my physician used Fuse?
A. No. Your experience is exactly the same. The difference with Fuse is the enhanced field of view experienced by your physician.
Q. Does Fuse colonoscopy cost more than standard colonoscopy?
A. No. Fuse colonoscopy is covered by your insurance in the same way as standard colonoscopy.