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Procedures

  • Colonoscopy

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 25, 2015
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    What is a Colonoscopy? A colonoscopy is a minimally invasive examination of the colon. It is a procedure used most often to screen for colon cancer and/or to identify and correct bleeding problems within the colon. Colonoscopy is an important way to check for colon cancer and to treat polyps.Read More
  • Outpatient Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 9, 2015
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    What is a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy? A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG or G tube) is the least invasive way of placing a feeding tube directly into the stomach through the abdominal wall to allow “enteral feeding”, that is, putting food directly into the digestive tract and bypassing the mouth andRead More
  • Esophageal Dilation

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 9, 2015
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    What is an Esophageal Dilation? Esophageal dilation is a procedure done enlarge a narrow or strictured part of the esophagus, or in some cases to dilate the narrowed exit of the stomach or stricture in the duodenum (first part of the intestine). After gastric bariatric surgery, for example, sometimes theRead More
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-pancreatography

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 9, 2015
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    What is an Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)? An ERCP is a procedure used to diagnose and treat diseases of the gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas, and liver. ERCP combines endoscopy and x-ray in order to gain access to bile ducts and pancreas to create detailed “road maps” and then use tinyRead More
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 9, 2015
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    What is a Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)? A procedure that combines an endoscope and high frequency sound waves to obtain high quality ultrasound images of the upper digestive tract in order to screen for diseases like hidden gallstones, and to evaluate possible tumors. EUS is a very sensitive test. It mayRead More
  • Esophageal Manometry

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 9, 2015
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    What is an esophageal manometry? Problems of swallowing, chest pain, stubborn heartburn and others sometimes result from esophagus diseases which require learning about the muscle and nerve functions of the esophagus, analyzing the “motility” (contraction or peristalsis patterns) and learning if there are abnormal levels of stomach acid in theRead More
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 9, 2015
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    What is a flexible sigmoidoscopy? A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a minimally invasive examination of the lining of the lower large intestine to evaluate gastrointestinal symptoms, such as abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, or changes in bowel habits. A sigmoidoscope is used and is a long, flexible, tubular instrument, in effect aRead More
  • Upper GI Endoscopy

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 9, 2015
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    What is an Upper GI endoscopy? An upper endoscopy is a minimally invasive examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract, consisting of the esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine (duodenum). This procedure is used to evaluate for causes of abdominal pain, nausea, swallowing problems, stubborn heartburn, suspected ulcers,Read More
  • Hemorrhoid Therapy

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 5, 2015
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    What is CRH Banding? CRH banding is a minimally invasive hemorrhoid treatment procedure where a small tight rubber band is placed around the internal hemorrhoid tissue, causing the tissue to shrivel up and form a small scar. The result is relief of symptoms like bleeding and swelling. How do IRead More
  • Capsule Camera Endoscopy

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 5, 2015
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    What is a capsule camera endoscopy? Sometimes, despite doing colonoscopy and upper GI endoscopy for a direct look in the lower and upper digestive reasons, the cause of a medical problem still isn’t clear and the small intestine may be the source. A capsule camera endoscopy is a non-invasive examinationRead More