Endoscopy Center

Digestive Disorders Associates and MDTEC

Gastroenterology & Hepatology located in Annapolis, MD

When you have ongoing symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhea, or constipation, you may need a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to diagnose and treat the underlying problem. You can get individualized attention and have your procedure done in the peaceful atmosphere of the MDTEC in Annapolis, Maryland, operated by the doctors at Digestive Disorders Associates. They provide the full range of endoscopic procedures at this fully accredited, state-of-the-art facility. To schedule an appointment, call or use the online booking feature today.

Endoscopy Center Q & A

Why choose the Maryland Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endo Center?

The noisy, hyperactive atmosphere found in your local hospital is the last place you want to be when you’re nervous about a minimally invasive procedure.

That’s why the partners of Digestive Disorders Associates created Maryland Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endo Center (MDTEC), their endoscopy center.

MDTEC is specially designed to give you an atmosphere that’s peaceful and private. At the center, the team is dedicated to spending time with each patient and providing high-quality, personalized attention.

At the endoscopy center, you have access to the most technologically advanced equipment available and highly experienced physicians who are trained to use the most up-to-date procedures to diagnose and treat your gastrointestinal problems.

These are just a few of the advantages you’ll find at MDTEC:

  • State-of-the-art facility
  • Scheduling without delays
  • Short waiting times
  • Lower costs (save up to 40% in out-of-pocket expenses)
  • Three fully-equipped procedure rooms
  • Accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

AAAHC accreditation means that the center meets and exceeds nationally recognized standards for quality of patient care and safety.


How do I schedule an appointment for a colonoscopy?

The endoscopy center proudly offers open access colonoscopy, which means you or your doctor can schedule a routine colonoscopy directly with the center. In most cases, you don’t need a referral or consultation.

For all other types of procedures, you can schedule an appointment using the online booking feature or by calling MDTEC in Annapolis.


What conditions are diagnosed and treated at MDTEC?

Patients who need minimally invasive procedures often have generic symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain.

 

Conditions that are frequently diagnosed and treated at MTDEC include:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IDB), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Biliary tract and pancreatic diseases
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Swallowing problems
  • Diverticular disease
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Colon cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis

 

When you undergo an endoscopic procedure, your doctor can determine the cause of your symptoms.


What procedures can I have performed at MDTEC?

Endoscopy refers to a variety of procedures the specialists at MDTEC perform to examine, diagnose, and treat the inside of your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These procedures all use endoscopes, which contain lighting and high-definition cameras, but each scope is a little different depending on the area of your GI tract being evaluated.

These are a few examples of the procedures available at MDTEC:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography
  • Esophageal dilation
  • Liver biopsy
  • Paracentesis
  • Hemorrhoid banding
  • nfrared photocoagulation for hemorrhoids
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
  • Bravo™ reflux testing
  • Colon polyps and their treatment
  • Orbera® intragastric balloon

If you need a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure or suspect you might, call the Maryland Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endo Center in Annapolis, Maryland, or book your appointment online today.