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Painless Precision 

When it comes to your health, knowledge is power. It can help you detect and maybe stop future issues.

At Samaritan Health Services, we have a team of trained doctors that can you give a better grasp of your core health by using an endoscopic procedure - a painless and precise method.

Endoscopy is a process that helps our doctors better view the body’s passageways, including, but not limited to, the throat, stomach and colon. By using a tool known as an endoscope, the doctor can look at exact areas to better assess and detect problems.

Samaritan uses the latest diagnostic and treatment options for all types of gastrointestinal diseases. We have widely respected and trained doctors, the most advanced technology, plus service in each of our communities. Our patient-centered approach is reflected in each detail.

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Diagnostic & Treatment Options

Colonoscopy is a exam that uses a colonscope to view the colon or entire large intestine. This procedure is often used to look for polyps or cancer, and often takes about 30 minutes to perform.

For more information, read the frequently asked questions about colonoscopy.

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a routine outpatient procedure in which the inner lining of the lower large intestine is examined. This procedure is commonly used to evaluate gastrointestinal symptoms, such as abdominal pain, rectal bleeding or changes in bowel habit.

For more information, view the informational video.

Endoscopic ultrasound combines endoscopy and ultrasound to obtain information about the digestive track.

This procedure examines the esophagus, stomach and upper intestine.

A motility tests assess the motor function of the upper esophageal sphincter, esophageal body and lower esophageal sphincter.

Read more about motility testing.

An esophageal pH test measures and records the pH in your esophagus to determine if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The test can also be done to determine the effectiveness of medications or surgical treatment of this condition.

For more information, read about diagnostics & testing from the Cleveland Clinic

Other specialized procedures such as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP), magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCT) and percutaneous endoscopic gastrotomy (PEG) tube insertions are available. Take with your doctor for more details.

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Preparing for Your Appointment

Most endoscopy procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, most often allowing you to return to work or home within four to five hours. To schedule an appointment, contact your primary care provider. If you don’t have a primary care provider, call our Physician Referral Line at 800-863-5241.

Prior to your appointment, check with your insurance provider to find out which procedures your plan covers. Also bring a current insurance card and be prepared to submit a co-payment for your visit.

Request a Referral

Talk with your provider to determine which treatment option is right for you. A referral from your doctor is required.  

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Our Locations

We offer endoscopic procedures in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties.

Samaritan Albany General Hospital 
 1046 6th Ave. SW
     Albany, OR 97321

Samaritan Endoscopy Center
 3509 NW Samaritan Drive, Ste. 201
     Corvallis, OR 97330

Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
 525 N Santiam Hwy
    Lebanon, OR 97355

Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital
 3043 NE 28th St.
    Lincoln City, OR 97367

Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital
 930 SW Abbey St.
    Newport, OR 97365