Many procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis and don't require an overnight hospital stay. The Doctors Clinic Ambulatory Endoscopy Center (AEC) is an accredited endoscopy center located inside Salmon Medical Center in Silverdale.
The Ambulatory Endoscopy Center is a surgery center licensed by the State of Washington that focuses on endoscopy procedures only. The Ambulatory Endoscopy Center has advanced technology and is accredited by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This facility is owned in part by physicians who practice here and is staffed with healthcare professionals dedicated to providing compassionate, safe, and effective care to patients in Kitsap County. Our goal is to make your stay in the AEC as comfortable and convenient as possible.
Colonoscopy - A procedure in which a flexible tube is inserted into the anus and passed slowly through the large intestine for direct examination. Biopsies can be taken and polyps can be removed.
EGD - A flexible scope is inserted into the mouth and travels the same route your food does, down to your stomach. The esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine can be examined. Biopsies can be taken and polyps can be removed. (Esophogogastroduodenoscopy)
Dilatation - A flexible, rubber dilator is inserted through the mouth and into the esophagus and stretches the area out. It is often helpful for those who have trouble swallowing.
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy - A flexible scope is inserted into the rectum and used to examine the rectum and sigmoid areas of the colon. Sedation is not used for this type of procedure.
To learn more about the physicians that offer these services, click on the names listed to the left.