man and woman Staffed with the greatest number of certified gastroenterological nurses, a clinical nurse specialist, and board-certified gastroenterologists, the Endoscopy and Gastroenterology Department provides patient focused services and uses state of the art techniques to perform colonoscopy procedures. The HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s Endoscopy and Gastroenterology Department is located at HealthAlliance Hospital where physicians are trained in performing colonoscopy procedures in a safe and caring manner.

What is a colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is one way a physician performs a colorectal screening. The physician, in this procedure, uses a scope to view the inside of the colon in the body. In some instances, the physician will remove polyps through this scope. If the physician removes areas, such as a polyp, these materials will be sent to a laboratory for further study.

During the colonoscopy, the patient is given an anesthesia called conscious sedation – this form of anesthesia keeps the patient comfortable. The conscious sedation will not put him or her to sleep completely, however, as with any type of medication given for sedation, the patient will need someone else to drive him or her home after the colonoscopy.

For further information about our colonoscopy services, please call 845.334.2830.


HealthAlliance Hospital
105 Mary's Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845.338.2500

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