The Endoscopy clinic at Hughes Medical Centre is a crucial element of our diagnostic program.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures to our patients in a safe, efficient and comfortable atmosphere. We offer diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopies, colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies. These procedures enable the general surgeon to look at the inside of the digestive system such as the esophagus, stomach colon and rectum.
If problems are detected, biopsies of some lesions are obtained– usually at the time of the endoscopic examination. Removal of polyps and foreign bodies are also performed as indicated. And, in some cases when the source of gastro-intestinal bleeding is identified, it can be stopped and ultimately an open surgical procedure can be avoided.
As part of our Endoscopy Clinic, our general surgeon, Dr. Hodge, also provides patient education to promote understanding, optimal health and well-being; most commonly for Acid Reflux (GERD), Diverticulosis and Hemorrhoid problems.
At Hughes Medical Centre, we also offer Endoscopic insertion and removal of Intra-Gastric Balloons. The Intra gastric balloon is a non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical aid in the treatment of obesity. It works by making you feel full after eating only a little and reduces your stomach’s capacity to hold food. Patients are less hungry, eat more reasonable portions and therefore lose weight - on average between 15 to 30kg and weight loss can even reach up to 80kg. The placement of the intragastric balloon takes about 30 minutes and is performed under local anesthesia by Dr. Remy Romney, a visiting gastroenterologist from Guadeloupe.
We are located in Lower South Hill area, immediately before the Cuisinart Hotel.