Anorectal manometry is a method for assessing the strength of the muscles used to perform a bowel movement, usually to diagnose fecal incontinence.
Argon Laser Therapy
Argon laser therapy offers a more precise approach for your gastroenterologist to address issues like bleeding or scarring in your GI system.
Capsule endoscopy is used to obtain a "moving" image of the small intestine through a pill-mounted camera that takes thousands of images of the bowel.
Colon Cancer Screening
By scheduling routine colon cancer screenings, you can fight your risk of cancer. Regular screenings are recommended for patients age 45 or older.
A colonoscopy can be used to look for signs of colon cancer or to remove colorectal polyps, making it the preferred test for colon cancer screenings.
EGD is short for esophagogastroduodenoscopy, an exam in which a scope is fed through the mouth and into the small bowel to look for problems.
Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a method used to extract tumors in the walls of your intestines without the need for invasive surgery.
An enteroscopy offers your GI physician a thorough look at issues in your small bowel with the help of a long, thin scope inserted through the mouth.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography uses an endoscope and x-rays to diagnose issues in the stomach, bile ducts, small bowel, and esophagus.
Esophageal dilation is a straightforward procedure to widen the esophagus when strictures (narrow areas) are making it difficult to eat or drink.
Esophageal manometry is a test used to evaluate the muscle strength of the esophagus and diagnose issues like dysphagia or severe acid reflux.
Feeding Tube Insertion (PEG)
Feeding tube insertion (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) allows the delivery of food and medicine to the stomach when swallowing isn't an option.
FibroScan is an innovative technology that allows your gastroenterologist to scan the liver for signs of scarring without a need for invasive surgery.
A flexible sigmoidoscopy is an investigative GI procedure carried out to monitor or diagnose digestive issues in the lowest part of the colon.
Hemorrhoid banding, also called rubber band ligation, can remove a hemorrhoid by cutting off the flow of blood in a minimally invasive treatment.
Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion)
Infusion therapy can administer medications directly into the veins (intravenously), providing a useful treatment option for certain GI issues.
Lateral internal sphincterotomy is a surgical procedure that may be ordered to treat an anal fissure when standard therapies don't provide relief.