The Richard M. Nowell Endoscopy Center at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center is a state-of-the-art laboratory that performs a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for digestive disorders and pulmonary disorders. Some of these digestive conditions include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and ulcerative colitis), ulcer disease and jaundice. The center also provides services for pulmonary disorders, such as lung cancer and COPD. A physician's order is required for endoscopy appointments.
Baptist Medical Center has earned the following clinical recognition from HealthGrades for Gastrointestinal Services:
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Performed to assess frequent heartburn, stomach pain, reflux disorders, abdominal pain, nausea, or difficulty swallowing. This procedure involves the endoscope inserted into the throat to the stomach and the first part of the small intestine.
An examination of the entire colon (colonoscopy) via the rectum.
This is a procedure to diagnose, and treat gallstones, by using an endoscope and X-rays for treatment in a non-invasive manner.
In conjunction with ERCP, this therapy is used for acute and chronic pancreatitis. Most often used to relieve pain and improve how pancreatic ducts drain.
This procedure is a screening of the lower portion of the rectum and colon.
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Navigational brochoscopy is used to find and reach tumors located in the periphery of the lungs, where smaller bronchi are not wide enough to allow passage of a normal bronchoscope utllizing electromagnetic guidance. With navigational brochoscopy, doctors can find lung tumors, take biopsies and administer treatment.
Endoscopic bronchial ultrasound allows the physician to see beyond the bronchial wall, to the diseased tissue, lymph nodes and/or lesions outside of the bronchial airways with high frequency sound waves.
Cryotherapy causes cold-induced tissue/cell destruction by repeated cycles of cold application followed by thawing for endotracheal lesions, removal of foreign bodies, mucus plugs, blood clots, vascular tumors, treatment of granulation tissue, stenosis, dielafoy lesions and others.
The Baptist Endoscopy Center treats children of various ages ranging from premature infants to young adults. To locate a pediatric gastroenterologist or pulmonologist, please contact our physician referral service at 601-948-6262 or 1-800-948-6262.
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