Safe Care Protocols: What to Expect When You Visit
Read/print/download this information sheet that explains what to expect when you visit us, and how our staff are prepared to welcome you while keeping you safe.
At Cooley Dickinson Hospital, patients benefit from a dedicated Endoscopy Center and an expert nursing staff. Each week we perform over a hundred endoscopy procedures that help detect and screen for colon cancer, diagnose gastrointestinal problems, treat ulcers, find and remove polyps, as well as treat and diagnose other diseases and disorders. Many of the procedures in our Endoscopy Center require sedation, and we have a skilled anesthesia team to assist with procedures. Commonly performed procedures include:
- Upper G.I. endoscopy
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) – endoscopic imaging of the liver, pancreas, bile ducts and gallbladder
The center features four procedure rooms and twelve admission and recovery bays that provide privacy and comfort for patients. Our technology and equipment help gastroenterologists and pulmonologists perform procedures accurately and efficiently.
Endoscopic and gastroenterology-related procedures are performed by physicians and associates from Hampshire Gastroenterology, LLC, a Florence, Mass.-based practice led by a core of experienced specialists:
In addition, bronchial procedures are performed under the direction of critical care pulmonologists:
Other procedures are performed by our surgeons:
Our physicians have extensive experience in treating ulcers, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, hepatitis, hiatal hernias, hemorrhoids, Irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancer, celiac disease, diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux, bile ducts, Barrett’s esophagus, gallstones, hepatitis and many other common and complex issues of the digestive tract and auxiliary organ systems.
Call your primary care provider to arrange a referral/make an appointment for a procedure.