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Tests & Procedures : Gastroenterology

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    • 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.

    • Belt Lipectomy

      A belt lipectomy is a type of surgery. It’s done to remove the loose skin and fat around your waist or “belt line.” This is also called an abdominal lipectomy, tummy tuck, and panniculectomy. You may have this surgery after you lose a great deal of weight. This is often done after weight-loss surgery.

    • Body Contouring After Weight-Loss Surgery

      Body contouring is a type of surgery that improves how you look. It’s done after you lose a large amount of weight. This type of surgery gets rid of extra skin folds and other surrounding tissue. This gives your body smoother contours.

    • 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.

    • Cholecystography

      A cholecystography is a procedure in which contrast dye is combined with X-rays to examine the gallbladder when signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease are present.

    • 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 or CAT) 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Esophageal Stent Procedure

      Many health problems can partly block a portion of your esophagus. In an esophageal stent procedure, a tube is placed in your esophagus to keep open a blocked area. The tube helps you swallow solids and liquids.

    • 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.

    • Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity

      Intensive behavioral therapy is a treatment for obesity. Through this treatment, you learn how to change your eating and exercise habits. This helps you lose weight.

    • 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

    • Meckel’s Scan

      A Meckel’s scan is an imaging test used to detect a Meckel’s diverticulum. This is a small, abnormal pocket that forms in the wall of your child’s large intestine.

    • Medical Nutrition Therapy for Weight Loss

      Medical nutrition therapy is a type of treatment for people who are overweight. It’s also for people with certain health conditions. During treatment, you will work with a registered dietitian to make a nutrition plan just for you.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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
    • 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