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.