UMP - Endoscopy


Endoscopy involves diagnostic procedures and treatment for disorders of the digestive system. University of Minnesota Physicians offers endoscopy services in the Minnesota Endoscopy Center, University of Minnesota Medical Center and University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics.

An endoscope is a long, flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end. Endoscopes allow specialists, including gastroenterologists, colon and rectal surgeons and thoracic and foregut surgeons, to see inside the digestive system and chest cavity. Many procedures involve the stomach, esophagus, and parts of the intestine. For example, a colonoscopy is an endoscopic procedure.

Convenient locations. Outpatient endoscopy procedures are conducted in Minneapolis at the Minnesota Endoscopy Center and at University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics. Other procedures take place in the hospital endoscopy department at University of Minnesota Medical Center on the East Bank Campus. 

Conditions we treat

We provide specialty care for (but not limited to):
• Bile duct obstruction
• Bile duct stones
• Bile duct strictures
• Bile duct tumors
• Biliary and liver anomalies
• Cholecystectomy
• Colon cancer
• Colon polyps
• Crohn’s disease
• Digestive system
• Diverticular disease
• Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
• Endoscopy
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Intestinal disorders
• Pancreatic cancer
• Pancreatic pseudocysts
• Pancreatitis
• Rectal cancer
• Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction
• Ulcerative colitis


Endoscopy procedures for diagnosis and treatment include:

  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), often called upper endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Clinics & Providers




Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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