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Gastroenterological procedures and tests


  • Abdominal Paracentesis removal of excess fluid from the abdominal cavity
  • 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)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) including removal of common bile duct stones and biliary stenting
  • Esophageal pH testing - monitors the pH (acidic level) of stomach acid
  • Esophageal stenting
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy procedure used to see inside the sigmoid colon and rectum
  • Gastric feeding tube placement
  • Hemorrhoidal banding
  • Liver biopsy
  • ORBERA™ Instragastric Balloon
  • Polypectomy - removal of colon polyps
  • Upper endoscopy