An Upper Endoscopy is performed by your physician by examining the lining of your esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first part of the small bowel). This allows your physician to evaluate abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or problems with swallowing. It is also used commonly for detecting ulcers, tumors, reflux or bleeding in the upper GI tract.
An Esophageal Dilation is a procedure that allows your physician to dilate, or stretch, a narrowed area of your esophagus (swallowing tube). Stomach or duodenum the most common reason for an esophageal dilation is caused by narrowing of the esophagus is scarring of the esophagus from reflux of stomach acid occurring in patients with heartburn. Patients with narrowed esophagus often have trouble swallowing; food often feels like it is “stuck in the chest region, causing discomfort or pain.
A Colonoscopy is performed by your physician to examine the lining of your colon and rectum (the large intestine). This procedure is performed for multiple reasons such as; colorectal cancer screening, evaluation of abdominal pain, bleeding, diarrhea or constipation and follow up for polyps, colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, and crohns disease.
A Flexible Sigmoidoscopy allows your physician to examine the lining of your colon and rectum (the large intestine). The difference between a Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy is the Flexible Sigmoidoscopy is able to evaluate the last third of your colon, while the colonoscopy looks at the entire colon. The Flexible Sigmoidoscopy is normally performed to evaluate for rectal bleeding and diarrhea.
The Capsule Endoscopy is a procedure to help your physician see small intestine to diagnosed source of bleeding, early crohns disease, celiac disease, unexplained diarrhea and benign and cancerous tumors.
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogrpahy (ERCP) is a procedure that combines the use of Endoscopy and Fluoroscopy. Using this procedure your physician can see diagnose and treat problems such as biliary, pancreatic ductal systems, gallstones, strictures (scars), leaks, and cancer.
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
A Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy is a procedure in which a tube (PEG tube) is passed into a patient’s stomach. The PEG administrates enteral feeding; it’s most common to provide means of feeding when oral intake is not adequate.
Your physician may order to evaluate esophageal problem further which includes esophageal motility study and 24 hour ph monitoring.
Endoscopic Ultrasoundis a medical which combines endoscopy and high resolution ultrasound to evaluate extent of esophageal, gastric, pancreatic and rectal cancer.
Hemorrhoid Banding is a brief and painless procedure to eliminate bleeding internal hemorrhoids your physician can do in the office. Your physician places a small rubber band around the tissue just above the hemorrhoid where there are few pain-sensitive nerve endings.