During an endoscopy, the doctor can look at areas inside the body through a thin, lighted tube. Endoscopy allows the doctor to see what’s going on inside the body, take pictures and even remove tissue or cells for examination, if necessary. Ochsner physicians have the technology to view the intestinal, respiratory and urinary tracts. In fact, Ochsner helped pioneer the endoscopic diagnosis and management of colorectal disease. Each year more than 18,000 endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopy, intraluminal ultrasound and ileoscopy are performed in our Endoscopy Centers.
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