About GI Procedures
Our clinic do perform a number of endoscopic procedures to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. Learn more about these procedures below. Know how to prepare for these procedures by clicking the button below.
A colonoscopy is a procedure that allows the doctor to directly image the colon. This is important for diagnosing many conditions including colon cancer, bleeding, and diverticulosis.
An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), or an upper endoscopy, is used image the upper parts of the digestive tract including the esophagus ("food pipe"), stomach, and the first part of the small intestine (the duodenum). This procedure can be indicated for patients with heartburn, vomiting, and many other symptoms.
Similar to an EGD, capsule endoscopy can be used to image parts of the upper digestive tract, especially the small intestine. In this procedure, the patient swallows a capsule with a small camera to take pictures of the digestive tract.
ERCP is an endoscopic procedure used to diagnose and treat problems in the bile ducts, pancreatic ducts, and gallbladder.
Infrared Coagulation of Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are swellings of blood vessels around the rectum and anus that may cause bleeding if not appropriately treated. One potential treatment is infrared coagulation.