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    • Abdominal Angiogram Podcast

      Detailed information on abdominal angiogram, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

    • Abdominal Ultrasound Podcast

      An abdominal ultrasound is a simple and safe imaging test to look at the belly (abdomen).

    • Appendectomy Podcast

      Detailed information on appendectomy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, anatomical illustration of the digestive system, and an illustration of laparoscopic appendectomy.

    • Barium Enema Podcast

      A barium enema is an x-ray exam of the lower gastrointestinal tract.

    • Barium Swallow Podcast

      Detailed information on barium swallow, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the digestive system.

    • Cholecystectomy Podcast

      Detailed information on cholecystectomy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, anatomical illustration of the digestive system, and an illustration of laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

    • Cholecystography Podcast

      Detailed information on cholecystography, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the biliary system.

    • Colonoscopy Podcast

      Detailed information on colonoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the digestive system, and illustrations of colonoscopy and biopsy through colonoscopy.

    • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Abdomen Podcast

      Detailed information on computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) of the abdomen, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

    • CT Scan of the Liver and Biliary Tract Podcast

      A liver CT scan is a diagnostic test used to check for certain diseases, tumors, cysts, or other problems with your liver.

    • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Podcast

      This procedure helps diagnose and treat certain conditions affecting the liver, gallbladder, bile duct, and pancreas.

    • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Podcast

      Detailed information on esophagogastroduodenoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the digestive system.

    • Gallbladder Scan Podcast

      A gallbladder scan lets your doctor see the structure of your gallbladder and how well it's working.

    • Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery Podcast

      Gastric bypass surgery involves bypassing a part of the small intestine that absorbs nutrients. For this reason, these surgeries are referred to as malabsorptive procedures.

    • Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery Podcast

      Detailed information on gastric stapling surgery, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the digestive system, and an illustration of a gastric stapling procedure

    • Laparoscopy Podcast

      Laparoscopy can help detect and treat endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, or an ectopic pregnancy.

    • Liver Biopsy Podcast

      Detailed information on liver biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the liver.

    • Liver Scan Podcast

      A liver scan uses a radioactive substance to help your doctor look at your liver and possibly your spleen.

    • Sigmoidoscopy Podcast

      Detailed information on sigmoidoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the digestive system.

    • Upper Gastrointestinal Series Podcast

      An upper gastrointestinal series, or upper GI series for short, is a diagnostic procedure that uses x-rays to examine the esophagus, stomach, and small intestines.