Advanced Endoscopy at Weill Cornell Medicine
The Advanced Endoscopy program at Weill Cornell Medicine provides patients with comprehensive, compassionate, and seamless integrated care for diseases affecting the upper lower gastrointestinal system, as well as the pancreas and liver. Our team of board-certified gastroenterologists provide expert clinical care with minimally invasive techniques, as well as research, education, and patient outreach programs.
The Advanced Endoscopy program at Weill Cornell Medicine has been built upon on the principle of integrated care, focusing on prevention, screening, treatment, support, research, and education for individuals who have or are at risk for developing upper and lower gastrointestinal diseases. The program also includes a multidisciplinary collaboration with key members from many departments across the institution, including surgery and radiology.
Endoscopes — long, flexible tubes outfitted with a light and camera — have long been used to examine the digestive tract and help diagnose digestive disorders. The gastroenterologists at Weill Cornell Medicine have been on the forefront of endoscopy since it became the standard of care.
Now, advances enable physicians not only to diagnose using endoscopy, but also treat certain disorders directly. This procedure offers Weill Cornell Medicine patients another nonsurgical treatment option. These include treatment of early cancers, reflux, obesity, as well as removal of polyps. Advanced endoscopist also use the endoscope to remove stones, treat strictures or narrowing and drain collections.
Conditions We Diagnose and Treat
Weill Cornell Medicine offers advanced endoscopy to diagnose and treat:
● Barrett's Esophagus
● Colon polyps
● Digestive Diseases and Cancers
● Endoscopic suturing
● Gallbladder and Biliary Diseases
● Gastric Outlet Obstruction
● Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
● Gastrointestinal Bleeding
● Pancreatic Fluid Collections
● Submucosal lesions
● Zenker's Diverticulum
What to Expect with an Advanced Endoscopy Procedure
During an advanced endoscopic procedure, physicians gently insert the scope down the patient’s throat to obtain images of a specific area.
If necessary, the scope helps physicians:
● Open up obstructions — such as cancer tissue, inflammation, or stones
● Drain liquid from an infected area
● Destroy precancerous tissue
Meet Our Doctors
Our board-certified gastroenterologists are experts in advanced endoscopy and have extensive experience performing the full spectrum of procedures. Learn more about our physicians who perform endoscopic procedures.