The endoscopy department of Golden Valley Memorial Hospital provides diagnostic endoscopy services for inpatients and outpatients. The department has state-of-the-art Fujinon endoscopes for gastroscopy, colonoscopy and bronchoscopy procedures. The endoscopy department collaborates with ultrasound and cardiology for specialized cardiac procedures. The unit has the availability of an anesthesiologist and six certified registered nurse anesthetist's (CRNAs) to provide sedation. There local physicians and visiting pulmonologists serve adults, geriatrics and adolescents. Current unit manager is a certified gastroentology registered nurse who has served as president of the local Heartland Regional Society of SGNA (Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates). The unit is staffed with highly trained, experienced RNs. Each nurse is ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) certified for patient safety and has completed a procedural sedation competency for ensuring patient comfort.

The endoscopy department supports both colon cancer awareness and breast cancer awareness.

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