Altru's Endoscopy Center
Endoscopy is a medical procedure that uses a tube-like instrument called an endoscope. The endoscope is put into the body to look inside, and perform certain surgical procedures.
Procedures at Altru’s Endoscopy Center will be performed by gastroenterologists or general surgeons and may include:
- Capsule Endoscopies
- Esophageal Manometry
- Impedance/pH Studies
- Upper Endoscopies
Altru's Endoscopy Center is located on the second floor of Altru Professional Center. For more information please, call 701.780.6533.
Treatments & Procedures
Lower Gastrointestinal: Additional Information
Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy / Procedures
Upper Gastrointestinal: Additional Information
A colonosopy is a medical procedure used to view the entire length of the colon. Colonoscopies detect polyps, inflamed tissue, ulcers, and abnormal growths. The procedure is used to help prevent colorectal cancer and look for early signs of colorectal cancer. It can help doctors diagnose changes in bowel habits, abdominal pains, bleeding, and reasons for weight loss.
Men and women age 50 or older, and those with a family history of colorectal cancer are encouraged to have regular screenings to help with prevention and early detection of colon cancer. Screenings can find precancerous polyps, which when removed, can prevent colorectal cancer. Early detection of colorectal cancer is important, as that is when treatment works best.