Endoscopy & Bronchoscopy

Updated July 28, 2014

Description: Links to management of Endoscopic and Bronchoscopic procedures at MMC

Alternative Page: for these procedures at Mercy Hospital, click here


Adult Upper and Lower GI Endoscopy

Now Primarily in the Endo Suite on P4CD

  • Outpatient Procedures; occasionally an inpatient
  • Preop Assessment and Recovery in same cubicle
  • Nurses will start IVs
  • Full Anesthesia Machine, Blue Bell cart, Monitors
  • Usually propofol infusion, spontaneous ventilation, Oxygen nasal cannula, ETCO2 monitoring
  • Some providers add a dash of IV fentanyl (25-50 mcg) to blunt the Gag Reflex on EGDs

Pediatric Upper and Lower GI Endoscopy

Also at Endoscopy Suite on P4CD

  • Pediatric Gastroenterologists
  • IV will be started in older children by endo nurses
  • Inhalation induction for smaller children, with IV placed after induction. May then switch to propofol infusion
  • Wake up in endo Admission area

ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)

go to ERCP Page

Bronchoscopy, EBUS (EndoBronchial Ultrasound-Guided Lung Biopsy)

Go to the EBUS Page

Bronchial Thermoplasty for Asthma

Go to the Bronchial Thermoplasty Page