UW Medicine Eastside Specialty Center is the first UW Medicine facility on the Eastside to offer advanced tests such as gastrointestinal endoscopy. Many patients with gastrointestinal symptoms require a test that can see inside the esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines to locate the cause for their discomfort. Diseases and conditions such as ulcers, celiac disease, polyps, tumors and inflammatory bowel disease require direct visualization of the lining of the bowel in order to make a correct diagnosis.
An endoscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure that enables physicians to see inside these areas of the body. An endoscope is a flexible, narrow tube that can easily be threaded into the stomach or intestine without an incision. At the end of the endoscope, a light source and high-definition camera enable the physician to see and record images of the organs of the body. While some patients request to remain awake during an endoscopy, most patients choose to be sedated to ensure that they remain relaxed and comfortable throughout the procedure.
At UW Medicine Eastside Specialty Center, we deliver personalized care within a supportive environment that puts the patient first. Our healthcare professionals are leaders in their field with access to the latest in technology and medical research.
Our patient-friendly staff delivers the best of individualized care and medical excellence, now on the Eastside.
Hours of OperationMon 7:00AM - 8:00PM
Tue 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 7:00AM - 4:00PM
Thu 7:00AM - 4:00PM
Fri 7:00AM - 4:00PM