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What is ERCP?

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a specialized technique used to study the bile ducts, pancreatic duct and gallbladder. Ducts are drainage routes; the drainage channels from the liver are called bile or biliary ducts. The pancreatic duct is the drainage channel from the pancreas. How is ERCP performed? During ERCP, The endoscope will be […]

 

Colon Polyps

What are colon polyps? A colon polyp is a growth on the surface of the colon, also called the large intestine. Sometimes, a person can have more than one colon polyp. Colon polyps can be raised or flat. The large intestine is the long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract. The large […]

 

Understanding Upper Endoscopy

What is upper endoscopy? Upper endoscopy  is an examination of  the lining of the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine). The instrument used is a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope, which has its own lens and light source, and will view […]

 

Understanding Colonoscopy

What is a colonoscopy? Colonoscopy is an examination the lining of the large intestine (colon) for abnormalities by inserting a thin flexible tube, as thick as the finger, into the anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon. This instrument, called a colonoscope, has its own lens and light source that allows viewing […]

 
Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH is a common, often “silent” liver disease. It resembles alcoholic liver disease, but occurs in people who drink little or no alcohol. The major feature in NASH is fat in the liver, along with inflammation and damage. Most people with NASH feel well and are not aware that they have a […]

 

Understanding Capsule Endoscopy

What is Capsule Endoscopy? Capsule Endoscopy allow for the examination the lining of the middle part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the three portions of the small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileum). You will get a pill sized video camera for you to swallow. This camera has its own light source and takes pictures of your small intestine […]

 
Indigestion

Indigestion

What is indigestion? Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is a term used to describe one or more symptoms including a feeling of fullness during a meal, uncomfortable fullness after a meal, and burning or pain in the upper abdomen. Indigestion is common in adults and can occur once in a while or as often as […]

 

H. pylori infection.

What is a peptic ulcer? A peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of the stomach or duodenum, the beginning of the small intestine. Less commonly, a peptic ulcer may develop just above the stomach in the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. A peptic ulcer in the stomach is […]

 

Hemorrhoids

What are hemorrhoids? The term hemorrhoids refers to a condition in which the veins around the anus or lower rectum are swollen and inflamed. Hemorrhoids may result from straining to move stool. Other contributing factors include pregnancy, aging, chronic constipation or diarrhea, and anal intercourse. Hemorrhoids are either inside the anus—internal—or under the skin around […]

 

Heartburn

Heartburn, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER), and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) What is GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more serious form of gastroesophageal reflux (GER), which is common. GER occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) opens spontaneously, for varying periods of time, or does not close properly and stomach contents rise up into the […]