Endoscopy

Upper and Lower Endoscopy



Using new technologies for the most advanced care possible.

A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine says that colonoscopy, also known as lower endoscopy, can help prevent approximately two-thirds of deaths due to colorectal cancers. How? By making it possible to detect the early signs of disease and even remove polyps that could turn cancerous. Upper endoscopy can help determine the source of discomfort or dysfunction in the upper abdomen and throat or evaluate the healing of previously found (and/or treated) polyps, ulcers or tumors.

In short, upper and lower endoscopy make it possible to directly observe the anatomy inside the gastrointestinal tract that cannot otherwise be easily observed.

Know more about your condition from highly qualified surgeons who care.

No matter why you may need an endoscopic exam, you’ll be in good hands with Anniston General Surgery Center’s highly capable staff - Dr. Clifford Black, Dr. Lei Liu and Lauren Waltz, PA-C. It only takes about 20 minutes to perform your exam, during which you’ll be cared for and vigilantly monitored by one of our surgeons.

In addition to his surgical experience, talent and efficiency, Dr. Black provides uniquely personalized care and an unsurpassed degree of individualized service and attention. A compassionate, dedicated surgeon, he spends a great deal of time to get to know you, understand your needs and ensure your endoscopy procedure is safe and effective.

For your upper or lower endoscopy exam, trust the highly skilled specialists who care for your well-being. Call Anniston General Surgery Center, in Anniston, AL, today at (256) 240-9660. You can schedule an appointment over the phone or use our online Request an Appointment form.

For further information about the upper or lower colon, endoscopy exams and procedures, visit our Health Education Library.