The Montgomery Endoscopy Center, established in 1987, is a state-of-the-art facility completely equipped for the performance of endoscopic inspection of the gastrointestinal tract. Our practice was the first to open an accredited Ambulatory Endoscopy Center (AEC) in Maryland and twenty-fourth nationwide. It is located in the same medical park as Montgomery Gastroenterology. Our practice was also the first in Montgomery County to offer capsule endoscopy to diagnose disorders of the small intestine.
Having an office based AEC allows us to perform endoscopic procedures in an attractive setting at a significant cost savings to our patients. When necessary, we also perform endoscopic procedures at Holy Cross Hospital (Silver Spring, MD) and Suburban Hospital (Bethesda, MD).
Procedures commonly performed in the center include EGD (visual inspection of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum), and colonoscopy (visual inspection of the large intestine). Staff doctors are able to directly detect ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, small growths such as polyps, and even early cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. Many of these lesions can be treated through the endoscope thus avoiding major surgery.
Our endoscopy center patients receive safe, carefully monitored sedation provided by the staff of Montgomery Anesthesia. Our anesthesia providers are only anesthesiologists.