GI Services & Procedures
A capsule containing a camera is swallowed by the patient to take pictures along the digestive tract not easily reachable by other procedures. (The capsule passes normally in the stool.)
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP):
Uses an endoscope to visually examine the pancreas and bile ducts.
Uses an endoscope to examine the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, and then creates detailed pictures using ultrasound imaging.
Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR):
For people with Barrett’s Disease, this procedure uses an endoscope and the injection of a solution into the esophagus or stomach to raise and remove a lesion for examination.
Bravo® (catheter-free or wireless) esophageal pH monitoring study:
A small capsule is attached to the lining of the esophagus during an upper endoscopy to measure acidic reflux over a 48-hour period. The capsule sends these measurements wirelessly to a small receiver that the patient wears. (The capsule passes normally in the stool.)
Esophageal 24-hour pH/impedance reflux monitoring: A catheter is placed through the nasal passage into the esophagus to record amount of reflux over a 24-hour period.
High Resolution Esophageal Manometry (Esophageal Mano):
A catheter is placed through the nasal passage to record the movement and pressures of the esophagus as the patient drinks small amounts of water.
Upper Endoscopy (EGD):
Uses a thin, flexible tube with a camera inserted through the mouth, following the tract to the stomach and upper small intestine, to look for bleeding, ulcers and inflammation.
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