Category: Patient Information (English)

ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography) Patient Information from SAGES

ERCP is a procedure that enables your physician to examine the pancreatic and bile ducts. A bendable, lighted tube (endoscope) about the thickness of your index finger is placed through your mouth and into your stomach and first part of the small intestine (duodenum). In the duodenum a small opening is identified (ampulla) and a small plastic tube (cannula) is passed through the endoscope and into this opening. Dye (contrast material) is injected and X-rays are taken to study the ducts of the pancreas and liver.

Diagnostic Laparoscopy Patient Information from SAGES

Patients may be referred to surgeons because of an undiagnosed abdominal problem. Your surgeon may recommend a diagnostic laparoscopy to assess abdominal pain, abdominal masses, ascites, liver disease, or cancer staging.

Colonoscopy Patient Information from SAGES

Colonoscopy is a procedure that enables your surgeon to examine the lining of the colon and rectum. It is usually done in the hospital or an endoscopic procedure room on an outpatient basis. A soft, bendable tube about the thickness of the index finger is gently inserted into the anus and advanced into the rectum and the colon.

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