WCA Hospital is proud to provide Endoscopy Services in its new 5,000-square-foot Endoscopy Suite located at the Riverwalk Center, 15 South Main Street, Jamestown, New York, in close proximity to WCA Hospital. Patients will experience the convenience of Endoscopy service and care in a new, medical outpatient environment. The Suite is staffed by a team of physicians, nurses, and technical and support professionals.
What is Endoscopy?
Endoscopy is a broad term used to describe the examination of the body using a lighted flexible instrument called an Endoscope. The most common procedures allow the physician to examine the Esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach and portions of the colon (large intestine) to evaluate and detect problems.
The WCA Hospital Endoscopy Suite performs many procedures including:
- Esophageal Monometry
- Panendoscopy EGD
- Feeding tube insertion
- 24-hour pH monitorin
The patient should expect to spend approximately three hours at the Endoscopy Suite. The preparation for these procedures will be explained by physicians and nursing staff. The physicians work in tandem with nursing and technical and support professionals to provide endoscopy care for the patient.
To Pre-register for a procedure at the WCA Hospital Endoscopy Suite, call (716) 664-8149, or, after 2 p.m. (716) 664-8440.
The Day of the Procedure
The WCA Hospital Endoscopy Suite at Riverwalk Center opens at 6:00 a.m. Monday-Friday. Most patients are asked to arrive one hour and 30 minutes before the scheduled procedure time. The patient should bring a list of any medications they are currently taking.
Family members are welcome to wait for the patient in the designated patient room near the centralized nurses station. A large centralized nursing station inside the Endoscopy Suite is within a few steps of the patient.
After the Patient Returns Home
The patient should follow their doctor's instructions concerning medication and diet. A short instruction sheet will be sent home with the patient outlining things to watch for and any special instructions. If the patient has any problems, they should contact their physician.
Parking is free at the Riverwalk Center, 15 South Main Street, Jamestown, New York. Park in the parking lot, once inside the Center, follow the signs to the WCA Endoscopy Suite, and please check-in with the Receptionist.
The WCA Hospital Endoscopy Suite is pleased to serve you. For questions or more information about Endoscopy, please call (716) 664-8149.