Upper Endoscopy (EGD)
The endoscope is passed down through the mouth to show the esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small bowel. The procedure usually takes 10-15 minutes.
A special endoscope known as a colonoscope is inserted through the anus up into the colon. Using the colonoscope, the doctor will be able to see the lining of the entire rectum and colon, and remove colon polyps to prevent colon cancer.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure in which a flexible, narrow tube with a light & camera look inside your rectum and lower colon.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that combines upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and X-rays to evaluate and treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts.
An Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) is a type of endoscopic examination that involves the insertion of an endoscope into the mouth, down into the stomach and the first part of the small intestine. At the tip of the scope is an ultrasound probe that allows for more detailed imaging of the upper GI tract and other organs in close proximity such as the pancreas.
Capsule endoscopy is a procedure used to record internal images of the gastrointestinal tract. A small capsule is swallowed by the patient in our office and it continuously records images for 8 hours allowing for high quality imaging of the small intestine.
SmartPill is an ingestible capsule that measures pressure, pH and temperature as it travels through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to assess GI motility of the stomach, small intestine, and colon.
A small band is applied to the base of the hemorrhoid, stopping the blood supply to the hemorrhoidal tissue which will then shrink and fall off within a few days.
Fibroscan is a non-invasive specialized ultrasound test for your liver. It is done in our office and only takes 10-15 minutes. It measures fibrosis (scarring) and steatosis (fatty change) in your liver, and can also diagnose cirrhosis of the liver.