Common health conditions diagnosed from endoscopic procedures include:
Our expert physicians work together to provide advanced treatment options for conditions affecting the digestive system, including the stomach, intestines, colon, pancreas, liver, and esophagus. Some of our most common procedures are explained in detail below.
An upper endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that explores the inner structures of the uppermost digestive system to pinpoint the cause of unexplained symptoms like:
The test may also be useful for accessing the damage in your esophagus caused by acid reflux and gastroesophageal disease (GERD).
A colonoscopy is both a diagnostic and preventive procedure that can identify changes in your large intestine, colon, and your rectum. These changes can indicate the presence of disease that affects your gastrointestinal health, including colon cancer.
In an ERCP procedure a dye is injected into your bile and pancreatic ducts using a flexible, video endoscope. Then, X-rays are taken to outline the bile ducts and pancreas. An open channel in the scope allows other instruments to be passed through it to perform biopsies, inject solutions, make incisions, or place stents. ERCP helps in diagnosing and treating conditions of the bile ducts, gallbladder, and pancreas.
ERCP may be used for:
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