Our Procedures

We offer a range of procedures at Folsom Sierra Endoscopy Center to assist you and your physician. Click on each procedure to the left to find out more information, including an overview of each procedure, what to expect and how to prepare.

Argon plasma coagulation (APC)

Argon plasma coagulation (APC), sometimes referred to as argon photocoagulation, is a medical procedure that uses argon gas during a colonoscopy or an upper endoscopy to control bleeding from certain lesions in the gastrointestinal tract.

Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that allows your health care provider to see the inside lining of the middle part of the GI tract, including portions of the small intestine. This procedure is chosen over an upper endoscopy or colonoscopy because the entire small intestine cannot be visualized by those procedures.

Colonoscopy

Our gastroenterologists ensure patients receive a quality colonoscopy at a low cost. Learn more about how we perform a colonoscopy procedure.

Esophageal Dilation

Esophageal dilation provides relief from difficulty swallowing, or dysphagia, by carefully dilating or stretching the wall of the esophagus to allow food to pass.

Fecal Transplant

Fecal microbiotica transplantation (FMT) involves transferring of healthy bacteria from a donor’s stool to your intestine to restore the proper balance of bacteria in your intestine so your immune system can be restored.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

A sigmoidoscopy is an internal exam of the lower part of the large intestine (colon) using a short, thin, flexible lighted tube.

Hemorrhoid Banding

If your hemorrhoids are highly symptomatic (bleeding), your doctor may recommend hemorrhoid banding. Hemorrhoid banding is a non-surgical and non-invasive, in-office procedure.

Hemorrhoid Procedures

Hemorrhoids can be permanently treated on a non-surgical, outpatient basis in literally minutes.

Upper Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy, also known as esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), is a procedure used to determine the cause of gastrointestinal disorders and symptoms including heartburn, the presence of hiatal hernias, the cause of abdominal pain, unexplained anemia, and the cause of swallowing difficulties, upper GI bleeding, and the presence of tumors or ulcers.

Variceal Banding

Variceal banding is one method of treatment for esophageal varices that are at risk for rupturing.