A colonoscopy is a test designed to evaluate or "look at" the lining of the colon (large bowel). Doctors use this test to look for causes of abdominal pain, sources of bleeding or anemia to explain abnormal S-Ray, to find and remove polyps, to examine the bowel after cancer removal, or to see if colitis is suspected.
An upper endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure designed to evaluate the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. The test usually takes no more than 5-10 minutes and requires moderate to heavy sedation.
This minimally invasive outpatient procedure allows the physician to use a computer-guided imaging system to precisely locate suspicious breast tissue for biopsy. The entire biopsy is performed through a tiny nick in the skin. The procedure takes less than an hour, requires no sutures, and most patients experience only minimal discomfort allowing them to immediately resume their normal daily activities. This safe, accurate, and reliable option is the new standard of care for abnormal mammograms requiring a biopsy.