What is Endoscopy?
Endoscopy is a method of internal physical examination using an endoscope, an instrument used to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. Unlike most other medical imaging devices, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ. An endoscope can consist of a rigid or flexible tube with an optical fiber light system that illuminates the organ or body cavity. Modern instruments also use cameras to capture images and video from the examination.
Depending on the needs of the patient, Gastroenterology Associates, LLP offers a variety of endoscopy procedures.
Upper GI Endoscopy (EGD)
Upper GI endoscopy (EGD) lets a physician examine the lining of the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
More commonly known as ERCP, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is a specialized technique used to study the ducts of the gallbladder, pancreas and liver.
Capsule Endoscopy of Small Bowel
Capsule endoscopy offers a safe and non-invasive way to check for , obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, Crohn’s disease of the small bowel and iron deficiency anemia of unclear etiology.