Our procedures are performed at the George Isaac Minimally Invasive Outpatient Surgery Center. The University of Toledo Medical Centers new facility offers spacious procedure rooms with state-of-the art Endoscopic equipment. Our Endoscopy and Clinic staff provide an invaluable service to our patients and provide the necessary continuity of care that is needed in today's healthcare environment. We want each and every patient to leave our facility feeling that we exceeded their expectations; medically, professionally, and personally.
In this video, Dr. Ali Nawras, a gastroenterologist at UTMC, discusses what you need
know about acid reflux and esophageal cancer.
- Biliary and Pancreatic Disease
- Esophageal Motility Disorders
- Hepatic Diseases, including Viral Hepatitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Gastroesphageal Reflux Disease
- Helicobacter Pylori
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Infectious Diseases, and Parasitic Tropical Disease involving the Digestive Tract
Available Procedures and Tests:
- 24 Hour pH Probe Monitoring Laser Therapy
- Small Bowel Pill Cam
- Esophageal Pill Cam
- Bravo pH Monitoring
- Endoscopic Ultrasound
- Hydrogen and H Pylori Breath Testing
- Sclerotherapy and Banding for Esophageal Varice
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Placement
- Therapeutic Biliary and Pancreatic Endoscopy
- Esophageal Manometry
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Nurse Practitioner? Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with additional training that enables them to provide primary or sub specialized health care services.
Are all of the physicians Board Certified? Yes, all of our physicians are board certified.
What do the letters F.A.C.G. stand for? Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. These letters are added to the doctor's name based on certain criteria and number of years in practice. It does not reflect board certification.
Can I have my procedure performed at your office? Upper Endoscopy and Colonoscopy can be safely performed at the George Isaac Surgery Center. If your insurance company will not cover these procedures to be done at the George Isaac Surgery Center, they may be scheduled at other local area hospitals.
How do I get copies of my medical records? To release your medical records, we need a signed consent form that includes your name, your doctor's name, and the address where the records need to be sent. All of the listed referring physicians will automatically receive your information.
What are your office hours? Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Endoscopy hours vary, and are Monday through Friday.
How do I reach my physician in an after hours emergency? On weekdays after 5:00 p.m., as well as on weekends and holidays, you can reach the on-call physician through the hospital operator at 419.383.4000. An Endoscopy staff member is always on-call, also available through the hospital operator.
What information do I need to bring with me to my office visit? You will need to bring your insurance cards and a list of all medications. Please have all of your registration forms filled out before arriving at the office. It is your responsibility to make sure our physicians are a covered provider by you insurance carrier. It is also your responsibility to ensure that our office has received a referral from your Primary Care Physician, if one is needed. If you are unsure if a referral is needed, contact your insurance company. If this is a follow up visit, please make us aware of any changes in medications.