The physicians and staff at Cape and Islands Endoscopy Center
welcome you to our facility.
The Cape and Islands
Endoscopy Center is a state-of-the-art outpatient endoscopy
center that was designed, equipped and staffed to provide the
highest quality care. C.I.E. is licensed by the state of
Massachusetts, Medicare certified and Accredited by the
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
We now offer:
Video Capsule Endoscopy
to assist in the evaluation of:
Obscure GI bleeding
Chronic diarrhea: non IBS
Surveillance of polyposis syndromes of the small intestine
Typically, patients are asked to arrive 1 hour before their
procedure start time. This allows for the appropriate paperwork
to be done, time for a change of clothes, and for the placement
of an intravenous (IV) line. Gastroscopy or colonoscopy
procedures take between 15-30 minutes, depending on the
indication and whether a biopsy or polypectomy is necessary.
Recovery time for most procedures is 30-60 minutes. Thus, you
will, on average, spend approximately 2 hours in our unit.
Please be aware that these times are estimates and that your
ride should be flexible.
If you have concerns regarding your ability to be adequately
sedated, please mention this to your physician. However, with
sedation, most patients have a pain-free procedure and don't
recall much, if any, of the procedure.
The Cape and Islands Endoscopy Center offers deep sedation to ensure
comfort and safety during colonoscopy or gastroscopy procedures.