The Gastroenterology Clinic enhances Air Force readiness by promoting healthy families through early digestive disease identification, monitoring, and treatment. Adult patients are accepted based on care requirements through physician referral. The clinic provides a wide variety of endoscopy services including: upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and enteroscopy. These procedures serve as both diagnostic and treatment platforms. During the course of these procedures physicians may perform tissue biopsies, polyp excision, gastrointestinal hemorrhage control, diagnostic photography, obstruction removal, stricture dilation, internal hemorrhoid ligation.