West Chester Hospital

7700 University Drive, West Chester, OH 45069 | 513-298-3000

Endoscopy

Performing the region’s most advanced endoscopic procedures, the endoscopy unit at West Chester Hospital has been recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). We were one of only 32 units in the country, and one of only two in Ohio, to receive this recognition in 2010. In total, only 166 endoscopy units nationally have been recognized.

We use state-of-the-art technology to perform our endoscopic procedures with endoscopes that are smaller, brighter and more easily maneuvered, and produce clearer, sharper images. Most of our procedures can be done inserting small instruments into the scopes.

Additional endoscopic procedures and tests performed at West Chester Hospital include:

  • Upper GI endoscopy (also called Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation therapy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic Bronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Manometry and Impedance
  • Autoflorence
  • Pleuroscopy
  • Spyglass system
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Bronchoscopy
  • 24-hour pH monitoring
  • Bravo pH studies
  • Stent placements
  • Cryotherapy
  • Fine needle aspiration (FNA)
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement
  • Direct J-tube placement
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Halo treatment
  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Small Bowel Enteroscopy
  • PillCam
  • Secretin testing
  • Paracentesis
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Thoracentesis
  • Bronchoscopy

  • Contact Us

    7700 University Dr., West Chester, OH 45069
    (513) 298-3000

  • LINX Magnetic System for Acid Reflux Patients

    West Chester Hospital and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center are among the first in the nation to offer a new procedure for chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The LINX® magnetic system is designed to augment the weak lower esophageal sphincter to help prevent reflux. Read more about LINX.

    1 in 5 U.S. adults suffers from GERD.
    1 in 5 U.S. adults suffers
    from GERD.

     


    Barrett’s Esophagus

    In some patients with GERD, the normal esophagus cells are damaged. Over time, this damage can result in inflammation and genetic changes that cause the cells to become altered.  This is called “intestinal metaplasia” or Barrett’s esophagus. 

    West Chester Hospital offers endoscopic radiofrequency ablation technology to treat Barrett’s Esophagus. Read more about this disease and treatment methods.