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  • Emergency & Urgent Care

    Is this an Emergency?

    In an emergency, seconds count. If you are alarmed by unusually severe symptoms, seek immediate care. Please call 911 if you feel your condition is life threatening. If a poison is involved, please call Grand Rapids Poison Control Center at (800) 222-1222.

    When to go to the Emergency Room When to go to Urgent Care
  • Hospital ER
    NOW OPEN

    Current Wait Time: 00:01

    Emergency Room Hours:
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    • Directions to the ER

      5900 BYRON CENTER AVE SW

      WYOMING, MI

      (616) 252-7200

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  • Urgent Care

    Current Wait Time: 00:12

    Urgent Care Hours:
    Open 9 am - 9 pm, 7 days a week

    • Directions to Urgent Care

      4055 CASCADE RD SE

      GRAND RAPIDS, MI

      (616) 252-4010

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A Minimally Invasive Look Inside

Metro Health surgeons, internal medicine physicians and gastroenterologists perform endoscopies to confirm a diagnosis, conduct a biopsy or remove a foreign object from the gastrointestinal tract (GI). This is the system of organs that make up your digestive system. It includes the esophagus, stomach and small and large intestines.

An endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure where a long, thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is equipped with a light and video camera and inserted into your body. This allows the doctor to see images inside and record them for review in order to determine a further course of action. In many cases, an endoscopy can significantly contribute to the doctor’s decision on the best treatment plan.