A colonoscopy is an endoscopic procedure where a long, thin, flexible tube or “scope” is placed into the rectum and advanced through the entire colon (large intestine). The scope has a light and a camera on the end of it which allows the physician to examine the lining of the colon.
An esophagogastroduodenoscopy is an endoscopic procedure where a long, thin, flexible tube or “scope” is placed into the mouth and advanced to the duodenum (the beginning of the small intestine). The scope has a light and a camera on the end of it which allows the physician to examine the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and first portion of the small intestine.
I had the most amazing colonoscopy/endoscopy experience at Lonestar. I've never had one before and the whole experience was very emotional for me since I lost my Dad to colon cancer a few years ago. The nursing staff was so sweet to me and I felt cared for, comfortable, and at ease, which is not what you would expect to feel before being put under!
I'll spare you the intimate details. Suffice it to say that I was nervous about the procedure I was about to have. Each member of the staff was patient, understanding, and very confident in their abilities. Each of those traits were comforting. I offer my highest recommendation.
This facility is very well organized, the staff kept me informed from the minute I made the appointment up to the end of my procedure and after, to find out how I was doing. I had a very pleasant colonoscopy experience. All the staff was so exceptional friendly from the reception to the medical staff. Made me feel so comfortable, and at ease. They explained everything as we went along and made sure I was comfortable. Absolutely exceptional treatment from everyone.