What is Endoscopy?
Endoscopy is a broad term to describe an exam of the body using a lighted, flexible instrument called an endoscope.
Doctors use an endoscope to assess and detect problems most often in:
- The esophagus (swallowing tube)
- The stomach
- Parts of the colon
The UPMC Chautauqua Endoscopy Suite is pleased to serve you. For questions or more information about Endoscopy, please call 716-664-8181.
Monday through Friday — 6:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
UPMC Chautauqua's Full-Service Endoscopy Suite
UPMC Chautauqua's Endoscopy Suite is located at:
The Riverwalk Center
15 S. Main St.
Jamestown, NY 14701
The Suite's care team includes doctors, nurses, and support staff
Outpatient services and procedures we offer include:
- Esophageal Manometry/24-hour pH monitoring
- Panendoscopy EGD
- Feeding tube insertion
Our team will explain what you need to do to get ready for your procedure.
What to Expect at Your Endoscopy Appointment
We ask most people to arrive an hour and a half before the scheduled procedure time. You should expect to spend about 3 hours at the Endoscopy Suite. The actual procedure takes between 15 and 45 minutes based on the type of test. Please bring:
- A current list of any medications you take.
- A friend or family member who can drive you home. They can wait for you in your own patient room.
Before you go home, we'll give you an instruction sheet from your doctor with info an:
- Special guidelines and issues to watch for
If have any problems, call us right away.