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Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy (Spanish) Colonoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the inner lining of your large intestine  (rectum and colon). He or she uses a thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope to look at the colon. A colonoscopy helps find ulcers, colon polyps,  tumors, and areas of inflammation …

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Upper Endoscopy (EGD)

EGD (Spanish) Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is an examination of the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and upper duodenum with a small camera (flexible endoscope) which is inserted down the throat. How the Test is Performed You will be given a sedative and an analgesic (painkiller). You should feel no pain and not …

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Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastromy (PEG)

PEG PEG stands for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, a procedure in which a flexible feeding tube is placed through the abdominal wall and into the stomach. PEG allows nutrition, fluids and/or medications to be put directly into the stomach, bypassing the mouth and esophagus. How to Prepare for the Test Fasting is required …

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Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule Endoscopy Capsule Endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the middle part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the three portions of the small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileum). Your doctor will give you a pill sized video camera for you to swallow. This camera has its own light source and takes …

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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

ERCP What is ERCP? Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a specialized technique used to study the bile ducts, pancreatic duct and gallbladder. Ducts are drainage routes; the drainage channels from the liver are called bile or biliary ducts. The pancreatic duct is the drainage channel from the pancreas.

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Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

Endoscopic Ultrasound Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is used 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 …

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