About the Endoscopy Suite
Endoscopy is a procedure in which the inside of the digestive tract is examined using a device known as an endoscope, a thin tube equipped with a tiny light and miniature video camera that allows a doctor to view every section of your digestive system on a video monitor. It is a "minimally invasive" diagnostic or therapeutic procedure, and takes, on average, less than an hour to perform. An endoscopy does not require general anesthesia and a hospital stay is not needed.
The endoscope may be introduced into the body through a natural opening, such as the throat or anus. The procedure is normally carried out with sedation. This sedation will be administered by either the gastroenterologist or an anesthesiologist and should keep you comfortable for the duration of the procedure.
At Mount Sinai, many of our gastroenterologists are also excellent endoscopists. Their exceptional skills have made Mount Sinai the place where the most difficult cases are often referred. Gastroenterologists from throughout the New York region and across the country turn to Mount Sinai to help the patients with the most challenging problems.
Mount Sinai's new endoscopy suite is outfitted with advanced optics and superior visualization systems. This equipment permits rapid, accurate, and painless examination of the entire digestive tract and adjacent structures.
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