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Endoscopy Suites

At Mad River Community Hospital, our compassionate staff is known for providing patients with a warm, friendly atmosphere in a clinically clean, safe and comfortable setting. The skilled physicians, nurses and technicians will provide reassurance and quality care during your stay. Ask your primary care doctor to refer you to the Endoscopy Suite at Mad River Community Hospital.

Patient Room Bed and Tray

Our state of the art facility has everything you need be comfortable:

  • TV
  • WIFI
  • A secure place for your personal items
  • Food and beverages provided after your procedure
  • Known for the personal attention to each patient, right there for you at all times

Preparing for your Procedure

The physician performing your procedure will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare for the procedure. Our staff at the Endoscopy Suite will call you the day before your procedure to confirm the appointment, provide directions and what information you need to bring with you to the appointment. We look forward to serving you at Mad River Community Hospital. 

Procedures Offered

The vast majority of colonoscopies are performed as a screening for colon cancer. Healthy people at normal risk for colon cancer should undergo a colonoscopy at age 50. If you have a family history of colon cancer or other risk factors for colon cancer, discuss with your primary care physician if you should have a colonoscopy before age 50. 

If you are having bowel problems, a colonoscopy can be done to investigate the cause of the problem. Bowel problems can include blood in the stool, abdominal pain, diarrhea, unexplained changes in bowel habits, or abnormal X-rays/CT scans. Discuss any problems you are having with your doctor. Colonoscopies are also done to monitor chronic gastrointestinal conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, or Ulcerative Colitis. 


How to get here

The Endoscopy Suite at Mad River Hospital is located on the second floor of the Shaw Medical Pavilion. Take the elevator to second floor and exit to the left. Registration is at the second desk. There is ample parking available in front of the building.

For questions regarding your procedure, please call (707) 825-4960.

To make an appointment for a procedure, please call your primary care doctor and ask for a referral to the Endoscopy Suite at Mad River Community Hospital.

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