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Tests and Procedures

Gastroenterology

  • Abdominal Angiogram

  • An abdominal angiogram, also called an abdominal arteriogram, is an x-ray image of the blood vessels used to evaluate various vascular conditions within the abdomen.
  • Abdominal Ultrasound

  • Abdominal ultrasound is a procedure that uses sound wave technology to assess the organs, structures, and blood flow inside the abdomen.
  • Abdominal X-rays

  • Abdominal X-rays are used to diagnose internal injuries or abnormalities of the bones and organs.
  • Appendectomy

  • A person's appendix is sugically removed if they develop appendicitis - an inflammation of the appendix caused by infection.
  • Barium Enema

  • A barium enema is used to highlight damage or abnormalities in the colon and rectum by creating greater areas of contrast in x-ray film.
  • Barium Swallow

  • During this procedure, a mixture of barium and water is swallowed just before an x-ray. The barium is used to highlight damage or abnormalities in the upper gastrointestinal tract, including the pharnyx, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
  • BPD/DS Weight-Loss Surgery

  • BPD/DS is a complex weight-loss surgery that may be recommended for people who are extremely obese and have failed to lose weight through other treatments.
  • Cecostomy

  • Cecostomy is a fairly new surgical procedure that is used to clear the bowels of fecal matter. It’s typically used for children with fecal incontinence related to severe disorders.
  • Cholecystectomy

  • A cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder and is performed if it develops gallstones, becomes inflamed or infected, or is cancerous.
  • Colectomy

  • Colonoscopy

  • A colonoscopy uses a small camera to examine the inside of the colon. It is typically used to screen for colon cancer, and to asses other injuries, abnormalities, or disease.
  • Colostomy

  • A colostomy is an operation that creates an opening for the colon, or large intestine, through the abdomen. A colostomy may be temporary or permanent. It is usually performed after bowel surgery or injury.
  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Abdomen

  • A CT/CAT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, organs, and blood vessels. CT/CAT scans are more detailed than standard x-rays and are used to assess the organs and tissues for for injuries, abnormalities, or disease.
  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Liver and Biliary Tract

  • CT/CAT scans are more detailed than standard x-rays and are often used to assess the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts for for injuries, abnormalities, or disease.
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan of the Pancreas

  • CT/CAT scans are more detailed than standard x-rays and are often used to assess the pancreas for injuries, abnormalities, or disease.
  • CT Enterography

  • CT enterography is a diagnostic procedure that uses CT imagery and a contrast material for a better view of the interior of the small intestine.
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure in which x-ray and an endoscope - a long, flexible, lighted tube - are used to assess and treat problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas.
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a diagnostic procedure used to diagnose structural or functional abnormalities of the esophagus, stomach, and/or duodenum.
  • Gallbladder Scan

  • A gallbladder scan - also known as a liver-billiary scan - uses nuclear radiology to assess the function and structure of the gallbladder and surrounding organs.
  • Gastric Banding Surgery for Teens

  • Gastric banding is a form of bariatric surgery. It is used to treat people with severe obesity who have trouble losing weight through diet or exercise alone.
  • Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery Procedure

  • Bariatric surgery is a procedure that alters the process of digestion and is currently the best treatment option for producing lasting weight loss in obese patients when traditional methods have not been effective.
  • Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery Procedure

  • Gastric stapling (restrictive) surgery is a type of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) procedure in which surgical staples are used to divide the stomach into two smaller sections, strictly limiting the amount of food a person can eat.
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is one of the least invasive operations available for obesity. It is also one of the more effective.
  • Laparoscopy

  • Laparoscopy is a procedure that utilizes a laparoscope, a thin flexible tube containing a video camera to examine the organs of the abdominal cavity.
  • Liver Biopsy

  • A liver biopsy is a procedure in which tissue samples from the liver are removed for examination under a microscope to look for signs of damage or disease. It is used to diagnose many liver conditions.
  • Liver Scan

  • A liver scan - also known as a liver-spleen scan - uses nuclear radiology to assess the function and structure of the liver and surrounding organs. It may also be used to assess the progress of treatment for certain conditions.
  • Liver Transplantation Procedure

  • Detailed information on liver transplantation, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the liver
  • MR Enterography

  • Magnetic resonance enterography, or MR enterography, is a minimally invasive imaging test that allows your doctor to obtain detailed pictures of your small bowel.
  • Pancreas Scan

  • A pancreas scan uses nuclear radiology to search for, and sometime treat, tumors in the pancreas.
  • Pediatric Appendectomy

  • A pediatric appendectomy is a surgery that's performed to remove a child's appendix. The appendix is a small pouch that's attached to the large intestine on the lower right side of the abdomen.
  • Proctectomy

  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight-Loss Surgery

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a type of weight-loss surgery that reduces the size of your stomach to a small pouch – about the size of an egg. It does this by stapling off a section of it.
  • Sigmoidoscopy

  • A sigmoidoscopy is a procedure that allows the physician to examine the lower one-third of the large intestine and is helpful in identifying the causes of diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, abnormal growths, and bleeding.
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Series

  • An upper gastrointestinal series (UGI) is an x-ray examination of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
  • Virtual Colonoscopy for Cancer Screening

 
 
 
 
 

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