Endoscopy services offered in Trnity, FL

Endoscopy services offered in Trnity, FL

Endoscopy is used to screen for, diagnose, rule out, and treat problems in the digestive system. At Bay Area Gastroenterology Associates, LLC, premier endoscopy specialists perform this procedure on an outpatient basis using the latest methods. Board-certified providers perform your endoscopy and help you understand everything you need to know so that you don’t delay a critical procedure. Call the Trinity, Florida, office now or schedule your endoscopy using online booking.

Endoscopy Q&A

What is endoscopy?

Endoscopy uses a long flexible tube (an endoscope) to gather images inside your digestive system. A miniature camera lens and light capture live images that your provider examines on a monitor in the exam room. 


What is the purpose of an endoscopy?

Endoscopy can:

  • Evaluate the cause of digestive symptoms
  • Find the reason for anemia
  • Screen for diseases like colorectal cancer
  • Rule out or confirm celiac disease
  • Rule out food allergies or other causes as the reason for your digestive problems
  • Diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Diagnose ulcerative colitis
  • Diagnose Crohn’s disease
  • Diagnose liver disease
  • Diagnose peptic ulcers
  • Diagnose enlarged esophageal veins (varices)
  • Diagnose esophageal narrowing (strictures)

Although endoscopy is usually a diagnostic or screening test, it’s also a treatment approach in some situations. Some endoscopies are primarily treatment-oriented.


What types of endoscopy are there?

A few of the types of endoscopy available at Bay Area Gastroenterology Associates, LLC, are:

Upper endoscopy

Upper endoscopy examines the inner surface of your esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (the first part of the small intestine).

The most common reason for upper endoscopy is to determine why you have symptoms like upper belly pain, nausea, vomiting, or problems swallowing.


Colonoscopy is a lower endoscopy. It examines the colon and the rectum and is the gold standard of colon cancer screening.

Colonoscopy also detects the causes of abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, and significant bowel habit changes. Your provider can remove small-to-medium polyps during a colonoscopy too.



Sigmoidoscopy evaluates the lower part of the colon. It’s a less complete exam than a colonoscopy. But it might be right for people who can’t have a colonoscopy or in other situations.


Capsule endoscopy

For a capsule endoscopy, you swallow a capsule containing a tiny camera. The capsule goes through the digestive process, recording as it goes. This info is captured on a recorder you wear, and your provider examines that footage later. It’s used mainly to visualize the small intestine.


Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

ERCP is an upper endoscopy along with an X-ray. It’s usually used to treat problems in the bile and pancreatic ducts (the tubes that transport bile and other fluids).


Call Bay Area Gastroenterology Associates, LLC, or book your endoscopy online now.