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 […]


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 […]


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 […]