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Endoscopy Procedures

  • Abdominal Paracentesis removal of excess fluid from the abdominal cavity
  • Bronchoscopy test to view the airways and diagnose lung disease; may also be used during the treatment of some lung conditions
  • Colonoscopy procedure that uses a colonoscope, a flexible scope with a video camera attached, to detect problems or diseases of the anus, rectum, or large intestine (colon)
  • EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy) an examination of the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and upper duodenum with a small camera, which is inserted down the throat
  • ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) enables the physician to diagnose problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas
  • Esophageal pH testing monitors the pH (acidic level) of stomach acid
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy procedure used to see inside the sigmoid colon and rectum
  • Percutaneous liver biopsy
  • Polypectomy removal of colon polyps
  • Upper endoscopy