It is a simple procedure that allows your physician to look inside your esophagus, stomach, and small intestine to for ulcers, cancer, infection, causes forabdominal pain and bleeding. Upper endoscopies will be done with the assistance of an anesthesiologist to ensure you are comfortable and asleep during the procedure.
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It is a small camera the size of a pill that your physician may ask you to swallow to evaluate the small intestine for causes of bleeding, pain and inflammation. You will be required to carry a small battery pack and recorder on your belt for 6-8 hours.
Once these are returned your physician will examine your small intestine by streaming video on a monitor.
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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
It is a procedure that allows your physician to evaluate the ducts that drain the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. This procedure is performed in the hospital and combines the use of X-rays and an endoscope. Sedation is given during this procedure to ensure you are comfortable and asleep.
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It is a test that allows examination of the layers of the lining of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, rectum and visualization of the adjacent organs (gallbladder and pancreas) using sound waves (ultrasound) and an endoscope. Sedation is given during this procedure to ensure you are comfortable and asleep.
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