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Summa Endoscopy Center

Summa Endoscopy CenterMinimally invasive endoscopy procedure now available

Endoscopy is a procedure that allows physicians to examine the digestive tract through an endoscope, a device that uses fiber optics and a powerful lens system. The minimally invasive procedure can often be done on an outpatient basis, allowing the patient to go home or return to work within a short period.

Summa Health System is pleased to announce this procedure is available at our NEW advanced endoscopy suite located at:

Summa Endoscopy Center
The Richard M. and Yvonne Hamlin Pavilion
Summa Akron City Hospital
95 Arch Street, Ste. G55
Akron, Ohio

Hours of operation: Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m.-3:00 pm.

The suite offers patients:

  • Advanced technology, including four new endoscopes
  • Dedicated surface or valet parking near the Hamlin pavilion entrance
  • Easy access in/out of the facility
  • Bedside visitation by family members pre- and post-procedure (no children under 12 years of age)

An endoscopy is often used to diagnose various digestive conditions, and may also be used for repair and treatment, as well as biopsies.

In some cases, a capsule endoscopy may be performed to provide an enhanced view of the upper digestive tract which may not be visible with a traditional endoscopy. The capsule -- the size and shape of a vitamin -- is swallowed by the patient and contains a tiny camera which is used to record images of the small intestine.

Summa is proud to provide capsule endoscopy -- a procedure offered by Dr. Somia Z. Mian.

Your Summa gastroenterologist may recommend an endoscopy for any of the following:

  • Investigation of symptoms in the digestive system including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing and gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • Confirmation of a diagnosis, most commonly by performing a biopsy to check for conditions such as anemia, bleeding, inflammation, cancers of the digestive system.
  • Treatments, such as cauterization of a bleeding vessel, widening a narrow esophagus, clipping off a polyp or removing a foreign object.

To schedule an appointment at our new endoscopy suite, contact us Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at (330) 375-3939.