Cottage Health System offers a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy services in inpatient and outpatient settings. Our highly trained staff emphasizes patient privacy, comfort, and safety.


Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital provides a full range of state-of-the-art endoscopic services, including colonoscopy, EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy, or upper GI endoscopy), ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography), TEE (transesophageal echocardiography), pH testing, motility, capsule endoscopy, and bronchoscopy.


Our team of physicians, registered nurses, and technicians has been specially trained and is dedicated to outpatient and inpatient treatment and care. Our goal is to provide the individualized care and compassion that each of our patients deserves. Our nurses are certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and have extensive experience specifically in endoscopy services. We also have certified gastroenterology registered nurses (CGRN).


An endoscope is a medical device consisting of a camera mounted on a flexible tube that allows physicians to see abnormalities like inflammation or bleeding that can’t be seen as easily on x-rays. Should immediate treatment be necessary, patients have access to Cottage’s extensive network of medical resources.

Endoscopy Department

Please check in and register in Admitting at the hospital entrance.

Estimated Procedure Times

Procedure   Estimated Time

EGD (Upper Endoscopy)   1 – 1.5 hours
Colonoscopy   1.5 – 2.5 hours
Flex Sigmoidoscopy   1 hour
ERCP   2 – 3 hours
Capsule   30 minutes
Motility   1.5 hours
PEG   1 – 2 hours
Bronchoscopy   1 – 4 hours
TEE   1 – 2 hours