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  • What is the Bravo™ pH Monitoring System? The Bravo™ pH Monitoring System is a catheter-free way to measure pH. The Bravo system involves a pH capsule, about the size of a gel cap, that is temporarily attached to the wall of the esophagus. The Bravo™ pH Capsule measures pH levels in the esophagus and transmits […]

  • Helicobacter pylori tests are used to detect a Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in the stomach and upper part of the small intestine (duodenum). H. pylori can cause peptic ulcers; however, most people with H. pylori in their digestive systems do not develop ulcers. The breath sample is collected when you blow into a balloon […]

  • Colonoscopy is an outpatient exam that is performed with the patient lightly sedated. The procedure provides significant information used to which specific treatment will be given. In certain cases, therapy can be administered through the endoscope. Serious complications rarely occur from colonoscopy. Colonoscopy is the visual examination of the large intestine (colon) using a lighted […]

  • Upper GI endoscopy, sometimes called EGD, is a visual examination of the upper intestinal tract using a lighted, flexible fiberoptic or video endoscope. The upper gastrointestinal tract begins with the mouth and continues with the esophagus (food tube) which carries food to the stomach. The J-shaped stomach secretes a potent acid and churns food into […]

  • During an ERCP, dye is injected into the bile and pancreatic ducts using a flexible, fiberoptic endoscope. Then x-rays are taken to outline the bile ducts and pancreas. The liver produces bile, which flows through the ducts, passes or fills the gallbladder and enters the intestine (duodenum) just beyond the stomach. The pancreas which is […]

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy is the visual examination of the lining of the lower intestine (sigmoid colon) and rectum. REASONS FOR THE EXAM The purpose of the exam is to identify any abnormalities by inserting a flexible fiberoptic tube into the anus. In the procedure, only the latter part (1-2 feet) of the lower intestine is examined. […]

  • Esophageal manometry is a test that records the strength and coordination of the muscle contractions in the esophagus (swalling tube). REASONS FOR THE TEST Esophageal manometry will help your doctor evaluate problems with the esophagus, including heartburn, reflux, non-cardiac chest pain and difficulty swallowing. It is also performed before hiatal hernia repair surgery is done. […]

  • Paracentesis is a procedure to take out fluid that has collected in the belly. This fluid buildup is called ascites. Ascites may be caused by infection, inflammation, an injury, or other conditions, such as cirrhosis or cancer. Paracentesis also may be done to take the fluid out to relieve belly pressure or pain in people […]

  • Small bowel enteroscopy allows physicians a direct look at the small intestine using a lighted flexible tube with a tiny camera that transmits pictures of the small intestine to a video screen. The doctor can examine the small intestine for ulcers, inflammation or disease. The physician can also take small samples (biopsy) of the tissue […]

  • Capsule endoscopy is a procedure designed to help your physician see what is happening inside parts of your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The GI tract is the tube that extends from the mouth to the anus in which the movement of muscles digests food. PROCEDURE During the procedure, a patient swallows a vitamin-sized pill with a […]

  • Non-Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment. Get the Best Treatment for Hemorrhoids If you’re ready to say goodbye to hemorrhoids forever, then it’s time for the patented CRH O’Regan System. This highly effective, minimally invasive banding procedure is performed in less than a minute, and recurrence is rare. Why is CRH better? Multiple hemorrhoids are treated in separate […]

  • Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) allows your doctor to examine your esophageal and stomach linings as well as the walls of your upper and lower gastrointestinal tract.  The upper tract consists of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum; the lower tract includes your colon and rectum.  EUS is also used to study other organs that are near the […]

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