GI Procedures

Upper Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy is a procedure that allows your physician to examine the lining of your upper gastrointestinal tract. The upper gastrointestinal tract consists of the esophagus or food pipe, the stomach, and the duodenum which is the first part of the small intestine. Why do you need an Upper Endoscopy or EGD? Your physician […]

Sigmoidoscopy

Sigmoidoscopy (SIG-moy-DAH-skuh-pee) enables the physician to look at the inside of the large intestine from the rectum through the last part of the colon, called the sigmoid colon. Physicians may use this procedure to find the cause of diarrhea, abdominal pain, or constipation. They also use sigmoidoscopy to look for early signs of cancer in […]

Radiology

Interventional Radiology Treatments 1. NPO (nothing to eat or drink) after midnight, on the night before your procedure. (Must be a minimum of 8 hours prior to the procedure). Exception: U/S Paracentesis, FNA Thyroid, and Neck Biopsy you will need to fast 2 hours prior and arrive 30 min prior. 2. You will need a […]

Peg Placement

Read these instructions at least a week before you come for your procedure. WHAT IS A PEG? A PEG is a tube that is placed through the skin into the abdominal area above the belly button. This is for people who have difficulty swallowing and is used to deliver specially formulated liquid directly into your […]

Liver Biopsy

What is a liver biopsy? A liver biopsy is a test during which a doctor uses a needle to remove a small piece of tissue from the liver. This tissue is sent to the laboratory to evaluate the condition of the liver tissue and extent of any liver disease. How do I get ready? Within […]

HALO: RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA)

Radio frequency ablation (RFA) therapy has been shown to be safe and effective for treating Barrett’s esophagus. Radio frequency energy (radio waves) is delivered via a catheter to the esophagus to remove diseased tissue while minimizing injury to healthy esophagus tissue. This is called ablation, which means the removal or destruction of abnormal tissue. While […]

EUS

You’ve been alluded to have an endoscopic ultrasonography, or EUS, which will enable your specialist, to assess or treat your condition. This handout will give you a fundamental comprehension of the system – how it is performed, how it can help, and what symptoms you may involvement. It can’t answer the majority of your inquiries, […]

Esophageal Manometry

The esophagus is the tube that carries food and liquid from the throat to the stomach. Although it seems like a simple organ, the esophagus is not a rigid tube. The wall of the esophagus contains muscle that rhythmically contracts whenever a person swallows. This contraction occurs as a sweeping wave (peristalsis) carrying food down […]

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

What is an ERCP? An ERCP is an examination of the drainage system of the liver and pancreas. A flexible tube is inserted through your mouth and passed down the esophagus into your stomach and first part of small intestine. Through this tube, a smaller tube is placed into the drainage system of the bile […]

EGD Prep

An EGD is a procedure that allows your physician to examine the lining of your esophagus and stomach. In order for the upper endoscopy (EGD) to be thorough and safe it is important that you follow the directions listed below: MEDICATIONS: If you are taking blood thinners (i.e. Coumadin) or if you have a bleeding […]