Endoscopy is a procedure that enables your doctor to see inside your body. It uses an instrument called an endoscope, or scope for short. Scopes have a tiny camera attached to a long, thin tube. The doctor moves it through a body passageway or opening to see inside an organ. Sometimes scopes are used for surgery, such as for removing polyps from the colon.

If your procedure is at the hospital, please check in at the Special Procedure Care Unit (SPCU) on the second floor of the main hospital. Park in South Tower Garage, floor P-2. Parking is free.

If your procedure is at the Endoscopy Center (across the street from the hospital at 17820 Talbot Road S.) please park in the adjacent lot. Parking is free.

Please print or bring a digital copy of this Procedure Check-in Flyer with Campus Maps with you on the day of your procedure. The flyer includes parking instructions.

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Endoscopy Unit Recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Valley's Endoscopy program is recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy's Quality Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program (ASGE EURP). The only national program of its kind, the ASGE EURP honors endoscopy units that show a commitment to patient safety and quality as reflected in their unit policies, credentialing, staff training and competency assessment, and quality improvement activities. 

Service Location

Endoscopy Center | VMC

17820 Talbot Rd. S
Renton, WA 98055
Call 425.690.3636 Fax 425.690.9236

Special Procedures Care Unit (SPCU)

Main Hospital, 2nd Floor
400 South 43rd Street
Renton, WA 98055