Gastrointestinal Endoscopy is a process that allows physicians to visually inspect the body's passageways, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, using an endoscope. The endoscope is a lighted, flexible tube-like instrument that enables the physician to examine specific areas to better evaluate and detect any potential health risks. A variety of standard endoscopy procedures are routinely performed at Cartersville Medical Center, including: