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Our doctors estimate they annually conduct a combined 2500-3000 procedures. As a patient of CDDA what does that mean? It means after 22+ years of combined experience, Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Bright are excellent at caring for patients.

You can rest assured that no matter what your gastroenterology need, whether it’s to discover the source of acute abdominal pain, or to conduct a screening, you will be in good hands.

EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)

This procedure examines the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus and stomach.
Your physician may recommend an upper GI to determine if you have a digestive disease or infection. Also if you have trouble swallowing, frequent heartburn, or esophagus pain or bleeding, an EGD may be requested. An EGD is used to help in detecting abnormalities such as tumors, narrowing of the esophagus, and obstructions. While performing the EGD, our doctors may take a biopsy or tissue sample, remove polyps, and treat bleeding.

Biopsies may be obtained and/or dilation of the esophagus may be performed to further diagnose any issues or concerns.

Sedation is given throughout this procedure. Sedation is provided by our partner doctors at Chesapeake Anesthesia Associates. Chesapeake Anesthesia Associates have over 20 years of experience.

Preparation for EGD

DO NOT EAT AFTER MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE! Follow your pre-procedure instructions provided by our staff. Medications may be taken with small sips of water as advised by your physician.

Because you will be sedated for this procedure, you must have a responsible driver take you home. We take your safety very seriously; if you do not have a driver present, the procedure will not be performed.

Colonoscopy

This procedure examines the lining of the colon. Sedation is provided by Chesapeake Anesthesia Associates who have over 20 years of experience.
Your physician may order a colonoscopy to screen for colon polyps or colon cancer. This is most often recommended for both men and women over the age of 50 or those with a family history of colon polyps or cancer. A colonoscopy is also helpful in discovering the cause of digestive issues, diseases, or inflamation. If a patient experiences bleeding, bowel habits or any abdominal pain, a colonoscopy may be ordered. As with any endoscopy, tissues samples may be taken for further diagnosis. Polyps may be removed and the procedure is documented with a camera.

Preparation for Colonoscopy

DO NOT EAT AFTER MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE! Follow your pre-procedure instructions provided by our staff. Medications may be taken with small sips of water as advised by your physician.

The CDDA staff will provide Colonoscopy instructions regarding liquid diet and laxatives used to prepare for this procedure. It is extremely important that your colon is completely clean. You must carefully follow the bowel prep your physician has ordered.

Because you will be sedated for this procedure, you must have a responsible driver take you home. We take your safety very seriously; if you do not have a driver present, the procedure will not be performed.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

This procedure examines the lining of the left side of the colon. Your doctor may order a sigmoidoscopy to screen for colon cancer, particularly in patients over 50. As with a colonoscopy, it may also aid in discovering the cause of bleeding, pain, bowel obstruction, or changes in bowel habits. Biopsies and photographs may be obtained during the procedure for further diagnosis.

Sedation is typically not required, however, some individuals do require sedation, and therefore will require a driver.

Preparation for Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

DO NOT EAT OR DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE unless otherwise advised by your physician.
Carefully follow the enema bowel prep that your physician has ordered.

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