Southtowns Gastro Procedures - Buffalo, NY


doctorThe following information is intended to provide patients with information about some of the medical procedures performed by our office.


A colonoscopy enables your doctor to examine the lining of your colon (large intestine) for abnormalities by inserting a thin flexible tube into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon. Read More >>

EGD/Upper Endoscopy

Upper endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine). Your doctor will use a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope, which has its own lens and light source, and will view the images on a video monitor.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the rectum and a portion of the colon (large intestine) by inserting a flexible tube about the thickness of your finger into the anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and lower part of the colon. A Flexible Sigmoidoscopy is less intrusive than a full colonoscopy, but may lead to a colonoscopy (a complete examination of the colon) if abnormalities are detected.

Hydrogen Breath Testing

The hydrogen breath test is a test that uses the measurement of hydrogen in the breath to diagnose several conditions that cause gastrointestinal symptoms.

Video Capsule Endoscopy 

Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of your digestive tract.  Read More >>

ORBERA® Weight Loss Balloon

Definitions quoted from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.