Treatment

Peg Tube Placement

A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube is a feeding tube surgically placed through your abdomen into your stomach. It’s placed using a lighted flexible scope called an endoscope. The endoscope lets your healthcare provider see inside your stomach as the procedure is done.

Colonoscopy

This procedure is a visual examination of the patient’s colon. The endoscope is inserted through the anus,and allows access to the lining of the large bowel, part of the small intestine, and the end of the GI tract (the rectum). Colonoscopy can detect and sometimes treat polyps, colorectal bleeding, fissures, strictures, fistulas, foreign bodies, Crohn’s Disease, and colorectal cancer.

Upper Gi Endoscopy

This procedure is a visual examination of the patient’s esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first part of the small intestine). Upper endoscopy allows for evaluating symptoms of persistent upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or difficulty swallowing. It is the best test for finding the cause of bleeding from the upper GI tract and is also more accurate than X-rays for detecting inflammation, ulcers and tumors of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Upper endoscopy may also be used to obtain small tissue samples (biopsies).

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

This procedure is a visual examination of the patient’s rectum and a portion of the colon (large intestine).This procedure evaluates only the lower third of the colon. Flexible sigmoidoscopy can be used to detect and sometimes treat rectal bleeding, persistent diarrhea, pain, colon cancer, and abnormalities that may appear on X-rays, fissures, strictures, fistulas, foreign bodies, colorectal cancer, and benign and malignant lesions.

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

Also known as ERCP, this procedure is used to diagnose disorders of the pancreas, bile duct, liver, and gallbladder.ERCP may help treat gallstones or other blockages, where stenting or sphincterotomy to open the bile duct is necessary. An endoscope is passed through the mouth, beyond the stomach and into the small intestine (duodenum).

Small Bowel Enteroscopy Is A Test Performed

to evaluate gastrointestinal bleeding, small bowel tumors, polyps, or other small bowel diseases. During the procedure, the physician uses a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope to examine the lining of your esophagus, stomach, duodenum (first portion of the small bowel) and jejunum (the middle portion of the small bowel). A small bowel Enteroscopy may also be used to treat various conditions of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract, such as abnormal growths or bleeding.

Liver Biopsy

This procedure is a visual examination of the patient’s liver, for the purpose of obtaining a biopsy of liver tissue