Procedures & Services

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine and rectum. During a colonoscopy, a long, flexible tube (colonoscope) is inserted into the rectum. A tiny video camera at the tip of the tube allows the doctor to view the inside of the entire colon. If necessary, polyps or other types of abnormal tissue can be removed through the scope during a colonoscopy. Tissue samples (biopsies) can be taken during a colonoscopy as well.

Upper Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy is used to visually examine your upper digestive system with a tiny camera on the end of a long, flexible tube. An upper endoscopy is used to diagnose and, sometimes, treat conditions that affect the upper part of your digestive system, including the esophagus, stomach and beginning of the small intestine.

ERCP

An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or an ERCP is a procedure that uses a dye to highlight the bile ducts on X-ray images. A thin, flexible tube (endoscope) with a camera on the end is passed down your throat and into your small intestine. The dye enters the ducts through a small hollow tube (catheter) passed through the endoscope. This technique is used to examine and treat problems in the bile and pancreatic ducts, and the gallbladder.

PillCam

The PillCam, also known as a capsule endoscopy is a procedure that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of your digestive tract. A capsule endoscopy camera sits inside a vitamin-size capsule you swallow. As the PillCam travels through your digestive tract, the camera takes thousands of pictures that are transmitted to a recorder you wear on a belt around your waist. This procedure helps doctors see inside your small intestine — an area that isn’t easily reached with more-traditional endoscopy procedures.

EUS

An Endoscopic ultrasound or EUS is a procedure to assess digestive and lung diseases. A special endoscope uses high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the lining and walls of your digestive tract and chest, nearby organs such as the pancreas and liver, and lymph nodes.

Hemorrhoid Banding

Hemorrhoid Banding is a procedure to remove a hemorrhoid using rubber band ligation. The doctor inserts a small tool called a ligator through a lighted tube (scope) in the anal canal and grasps the hemorrhoid with forceps. Sliding the ligator’s cylinder upward releases rubber bands around the base of the hemorrhoid. Rubber bands cut off the hemorrhoid’s blood supply, causing it to wither and drop off.

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