When a center performs a high volume of procedures, results are better. That means you can expect fewer complications and better completion rates. In the rare event that a problem occurs, you’re in the best place for immediate treatment. Here at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, approximately 45% of our endoscopic procedures are colonoscopies. This is among the highest volumes in the region.
Experience makes the difference and we have some of the area’s most experienced gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons on our staff. Our specialists have received extensive training for performing colonoscopy and they are supported by experienced technicians and nurses. Specialty training nurses deliver moderate intravenous sedation to patients, to induce a state of twilight sleep for the procedure.
Our endoscopy suite, where colonoscopies are performed, is designed to enhance your comfort andd privacy during your visit. We have eight procedure rooms, plus spacious and private preparation and recovery areas. We use state of the art technology that has been shown to procedure the best results.
If your endoscopy shows signs of cancer, you are in the best place for care. Our surgeons are nationally known for their expertise. You also have access to a full array of treatments at the Washington Cancer Institute. These comprehensive services are available at one convenient location – Medstar Washington Hospital Center – just 3.8 miles north of the U.S. Capitol.