1221 Highland Avenue
Clarkston, WA 99403
The Tri-State Hospital Surgery Department provides 24-hour service with a staff of highly skilled nurses, technicians and anesthesia personnel. With approximately 26 surgeons on staff as well as a podiatrist and four fully-equipped surgery suites, Tri-State’s Surgery Department provides surgical services for a broad range of patients, including infants, children, adolescents, and adults.
Tri-State offers a full range of surgical services, including general, urological, orthopedic (including removing herniated discs from the spine, which is called endoscopic micro discectomy, and anterior approach hip replacement, which is less invasive and minimizes pain), gynecological, ear, nose and throat, and peripheral vascular surgery.
Our state-of-the-art equipment allows Tri-State surgeons to perform both invasive and laparoscopic surgeries.
Manoscan Esophageal Motility
The state-of-the-art Sierra Manoscan 360 High Resolution Manometry System, uses continuous circumferential catheters for Esophageal Motility Testing. A trained Registered Nurse will perform this 10- to 15-minute procedure, which is minimal in discomfort and yields rapid, accurate reports. Esophageal problems may include difficulty swallowing, heartburn or reflux, or chest pain. If you are having any of these problems, please consult your Primary Care Physician, who will refer you to a Gastroenterologist to determine whether or not this test is right for you.
Scheduling Your Procedure
Patients are scheduled for the procedure by their Physician’s office, which contacts the hospital directly. The hospital scheduler will then call you to obtain relevant information and discuss your visit, and any special instructions for the day of the procedure.
Because you will be given medications that will make you drowsy, you are required to bring someone with you who can drive you home the day of the procedure.
How the Procedure Works
A Gastroenterologist or a General Surgeon performs the endoscopy procedure.
You will be given a sedative intravenously (through the vein) before the procedure that will make you feel drowsy and relaxed. During the procedure, the physician will use an endoscope – a thin and flexible tube – to pass into the digestive tract. The endoscope has a light and a camera, which produces a color image of the inside of the digestive tract.