Digestive disorders such as heartburn, gastroesophogeal reflux, irritable bowel, lactose intolerance, hiatal hernias, and cancers affect millions of Americans.
A colonoscopy is a procedure in which a colonoscope is used to examine the large intestine (colon). It's helpful in diagnosing gastrointestinal diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer. It can also help treat and prevent colon cancer.
An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a diagnostic exam of the upper digestive tract which includes the oropharynx, esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine (duodenum). It is often used to investigate symptoms of abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing, prolonged nausea & vomiting, heartburn, unexplained weight loss, anemia, or blood in your bowel movements.
The specialized team of endoscopy nurses and technicians will guide you through the process during your visit and provide detailed, procedure-specific discharge instructions.
After completion of the procedure, the physician will discuss the results with the patient and family members. There will also be a dictated report sent to the patient's primary care provider within 2-3 days following the procedure.
Christopher Cochran, MD performs endoscopy services at Fulton County Hospital.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Cochran, call (870) 907-7024.
To schedule a procedure, call (870) 895-2691.