Endoscopy Services

The Endoscopy Services at the UVA Digestive Health Center provides cutting-edge interventional endoscopy. The Endoscopy Clinic and its team of internationally recognized gastroenterologists, hepatologists and surgeons perform a full range of procedures to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary disorders.

The Endoscopy Unit, a state-of-the-art facility located in the UVA Digestive Health Center, has the latest equipment and is staffed by expert physicians, nurses, and technicians who are dedicated to caring for patients during and after endoscopic procedures.

General endoscopic services include:

  • upper GI endoscopy (EGD)
  • push enteroscopy colonoscopy.

Staff hepatologists (physicians who specialize in treatment of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disorders) also routinely perform:

  • ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsy
  • therapeutic large-volume paracentesis.

The Endoscopy Clinic offers a full array of small bowel diagnostics and therapeutics, including wireless capsule endoscopy to assist in diagnosis of small bowel disorders such as obscure GI bleeding. Single-balloon enteroscopy is utilized to treat diseases of the deep small bowel that are beyond the reach of push enteroscopy.

The UVA Digestive Health Center is a leader in interventional endoscopy. We routinely perform advanced endoscopic procedures such as endoscopic ultrasound (including fine-needle-aspiration and celiac plexus block) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and pancreatico-biliary disorders. Our endoscopy platforms enable high-definition visualization of the gastrointestinal mucosa, and we have the capability to perform advanced optical imaging, including narrow-band imaging and confocal endomicroscopy to aid in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal and pancreatico-biliary lesions. Other procedures offered by our team of interventional endoscopists include:

  • endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for polyps and lesions in the GI tract.

Adjunctive endoscopic therapies performed by our physicians include:

  • argon plasma coagulation
  • choledochoscopy
  • holmium YAG-laser lithotripsy
  • photodynamic therapy for cholangiocarcinoma
  • radiofrequency ablation of Barrett’s esophagus
  • palliative stenting of the esophagus, duodenum, and colon.

Endoscopic Procedure Request Form

Referring physicians and office staff:

To request an outpatient procedure at UVa (Hospital) Digestive Health Center:

  • call 434-924-2959, select option 2
  • fax form to 434-924-8144

 

To request an outpatient procedure at UVa Outpatient Surgery Center:

  • call 434-982-3109
  • fax form to 434-817-8471