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ERCP: (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography), an upper endoscopy procedure using a side-viewing lighted tubular camera (sometimes uses a colonoscope or enteroscope for other complex cases with altered GI tract anatomy from previous surgery such as gastric bypass and other types of stomach surgery) to reach the “nipple” or ampulla where the bile duct and pancreas duct drains into the small bowel (duodenum) and facilitate access into these ducts to diagnose and treat diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts. Click on the links below for additional description and animated videos.

EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound): This is a type of endoscopic procedure using a highly specialized endoscope with an ultrasound transducer at the tip or sometimes using a probe using ultrasound waves to evaluate diseases of the digestive system (gastrointestinal tract) and certain lung diseases extending near the esophagus (your feeding tube) which requires highly specialized training to identify organ structures and differentiate normal from abnormal. The passage of the endoscope and pre-procedure preparation is similar to that of an upper endoscopy (EGD) or colonoscopy. During the exam, needle biopsies of tumors or abnormalities can be obtained. Click the links below for additional description and animated videos.

Pancreatic Cancer.

Barrett’s Esophagus.

Colon cancer and Colonoscopy.
Understanding Colon Cancer Screening.
Understanding Colonoscopy.
Understanding Polyps and Their Treatment.
Understanding Bowel Preparation.

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