Digestive Health Consultants, Inc. Services and Procedures
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Colon polyp detection & removal:
Colon polyps are small masses of cells that are benign, but could become cancerous. They are detected and can be removed during a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.
Esophagus tests measure muscle activity to diagnose problems with the esophagus. This usually includes measuring the acidity with pH testing and testing the muscle contractions with esophageal manometry.
Capsule camera endoscopy:
Capsule camera endoscopy is a non-invasive examination to search for bleeding in the small intestine. A patient swallows a capsule that has a small camera to send video data to an external data recorder. The capsule passes out of the body in one to two days.
A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a minimally-invasive examination of the lining of the lower large intestine to evaluate gastrointestinal symptoms, such as abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, or changes in bowel habits. A sigmoidoscope is used and is a long, flexible, tubular instrument.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP):
An ERCP is a procedure used to diagnose diseases of the gallbladder, biliary system, pancreas, and liver. ERCP combines endoscopy and x-ray in order to identify bile ducts, administer a contrast agent, and view x-rays of digestive bile ducts.
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy:
A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is a simple surgery to place feeding tube directly into the stomach through the abdominal skin to allow enteral feeding, bypassing the mouth and esophagus.
Esophageal dilation is a procedure used to expand a narrowed esophagus by using an endoscope with a balloon or plastic dilators over a guiding wire. This narrowing often occurs with scarring due to acid-reflux diseases.