If you seek top-quality care, Holland Hospital’s Endoscopy Center is the right place to go, according the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). The ASGE recently honored the unit with its Certificate of Recognition for superior practices and adherence to quality guidelines. Holland Hospital is the only hospital in the Lakeshore area and one of only eleven Michigan hospitals to receive the award.
“The recognition lets patients and physicians know that we are dedicated to delivering high-quality endoscopy care and have received special training in these principles,” says Mary Ratliff, RN, Endoscopy Center manager. May is National Digestive Disease Disorders Month, and an excellent time to speak with your physician about routine testing or any digestive concerns you may be experiencing.
Endoscopy uses a flexible, lighted fiber-optic or video endoscope to visually examine the digestive system from top to bottom – from the esophagus to the colon. Working closely with the Endoscopy Center staff, gastroenterologists treat patients with digestive disorders of the stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and esophagus.
Detailed images from the endoscopic procedures help physicians identify tumors, polyps, ulcers and other irregularities. This procedure also is used to remove polyps and gallstones, obtain biopsies, and perform esophageal dilatation or banding.
At Holland Hospital, the Endoscopy Center is equipped with sophisticated technology to perform colonoscopies and a variety of other tests with state-of-the-art procedure rooms, private pre/post procedure patient rooms and a skilled and caring staff. Amenities include aromatic oils, calming light, and music help to enhance the patient experience. Learn more about our Endoscopy Services at hollandhospital.org.