Mercy Health System offers endoscopy procedures at each of its hospitals: Mercy Fitzgerald, Mercy Philadelphia and Nazareth Hospital.

During an endoscopy procedure, a physician will use an instrument called an endoscope to examine areas inside the body, such as the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory system and more.

Endoscopy procedures are performed by physicians specializing in gastroenterology. Endoscopy procedures are used for both diagnostic and treatment reasons.

Typically, an endoscopy procedures require a script from your physician and a consultation with a gastroenterologist. In some cases, you may be able to bypass the additional consultation with a gastroenterologist and use Direct Access Endoscopy to schedule your procedure when it's convenient for you.