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Gastroenterology Tests and Procedures

  • Barium Swallow

    During this procedure, a mixture of barium and water is swallowed just before an x-ray. The barium is used to highlight damage or abnormalities in the upper gastrointestinal tract, including the pharnyx, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.

  • Barium Enema

    A barium enema is used to highlight damage or abnormalities in the colon and rectum by creating greater areas of contrast in x-ray film.

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Series

    An upper gastrointestinal series (UGI) is an x-ray examination of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.

  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

    Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a diagnostic procedure used to diagnose structural or functional abnormalities of the esophagus, stomach, and/or duodenum.

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

    Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure in which x-ray and an endoscope - a long, flexible, lighted tube - are used to assess and treat problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas.

  • Pancreas Scan

    A pancreas scan uses nuclear radiology to search for, and sometime treat, tumors in the pancreas.

  • Liver Scan

    A liver scan - also known as a liver-spleen scan - uses nuclear radiology to assess the function and structure of the liver and surrounding organs. It may also be used to assess the progress of treatment for certain conditions.

  • Liver Biopsy

    A liver biopsy is a procedure in which tissue samples from the liver are removed for examination under a microscope to look for signs of damage or disease. It is used to diagnose many liver conditions.

  • Colonoscopy

    A colonoscopy uses a small camera to examine the inside of the colon. It is typically used to screen for colon cancer, and to asses other injuries, abnormalities, or disease.

  • PEG Tube Placement

    A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube is a feeding tube that is surgically placed through your abdomen into your stomach.

  • Sigmoidoscopy

    A sigmoidoscopy is a procedure that allows the physician to examine the lower one-third of the large intestine and is helpful in identifying the causes of diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, abnormal growths, and bleeding.

  • Abdominal X-rays

    Abdominal X-rays are used to diagnose internal injuries or abnormalities of the bones and organs.

  • Abdominal Ultrasound

    Abdominal ultrasound is a procedure that uses sound wave technology to assess the organs, structures, and blood flow inside the abdomen.

  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Abdomen

    A CT/CAT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, organs, and blood vessels. CT/CAT scans are more detailed than standard x-rays and are used to assess the organs and tissues for for injuries, abnormalities, or disease.

  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Liver and Biliary Tract

    CT/CAT scans are more detailed than standard x-rays and are often used to assess the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts for for injuries, abnormalities, or disease.

  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Pancreas

    CT/CAT scans are more detailed than standard x-rays and are often used to assess the pancreas for injuries, abnormalities, or disease.

  • Laparoscopy

    Laparoscopy is a procedure that utilizes a laparoscope, a thin flexible tube containing a video camera to examine the organs of the abdominal cavity.

  • Virtual Colonoscopy for Cancer Screening

  • Colectomy

  • Proctectomy

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