Each year, millions of Americans are
diagnosed with digestive disorders, ranging from the occasional upset
stomach to the more life-threatening colorectal cancer. They encompass
disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as the liver, gallbladder,
and pancreas. Reaching a diagnosis requires a thorough and accurate medical
history and physical examination. You may need to undergo more diagnostic
evaluations, including lab tests, endoscopic procedures, and imaging
The Endoscopy Lab at
CPRMC has four procedure rooms and a bronchoscopy suite to assist physicians in
diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal tract disorders and respiratory tract
problems. The lab at CPRMC utilizes highly advanced equipment and the latest
technology to ensure the most accurate and timely diagnosis as possible.
Endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure that uses an
instrument called an endoscope (GI tract) or a bronchoscope (respiratory tract)
to see inside the interior surfaces of the body specific to the GI or
Endoscopy of the GI tract allows a physician to see, assess and diagnose
problems of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small intestine, colon
(colonoscopy) and the bile duct.
A bronchoscopy helps physician to diagnose and treat respiratory issues
related to the lower respiratory tract. The procedures are relatively painless
but can be mildly uncomfortable for some individuals.
Most endoscopy procedures are done on an outpatient basis.
Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF)
Cedar Park Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of a
new surgical treatment option for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This
new procedure, called TIF, requires no incision and can be a quick, effective
solution. If you are tired of taking pills to manage the pain of heartburn, ask
your doctor if our new, minimally invasive surgery is right for you.
Click here to learn more.