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Procedures 2017-04-30T22:15:26-07:00

Capsule Endoscopy

The traditional endoscopy made use of a long flexible tube with a video camera at either end. The tube was passed down the throat or up the rectum to get a better view of the insides of the gastric tract. However, this technique was not wholesome in its results. It failed to give an inside...

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Colonoscopy

What is colonoscopy? Colonoscopy allows the doctors to identify many health issues, diagnose the problems in the large intestine and colon and even use it as a screen test for cancer. It is a procedure which involves using a thin colonoscope tube which varies in length and can be anywhere between 48 inches to 72...

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Colon Cancer Screening

Colon cancer screening tests are designed to help diagnose cancer way before time and save lives consequently. We all know that colonoscopy is an effective procedure which is carried out for the very same purpose but it is not the only test. There are so many other colon cancer screening tests available, each one with...

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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP)

ERCP or Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography is a procedure similar to endoscopy with the only difference being that this one is carried out and performed to examine the insides of the pancreas and the bile duct. This procedure is helpful to identify health problems and diagnose them in due time. It is more of aid which...

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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

It is a procedure which like colonoscopy allows the doctors to take a look at the colon and identify any health concerns that might be worth addressing. Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a little different in its procedural aspects than colonoscopy. Instead of going for the whole length, it only allows the doctors to view a limited...

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Liver Biopsy

Any complications in the CT scan, blood test or an X-ray report that hint a problem with the liver or its cells would require a liver biopsy. This procedure is carried out after a problem with the liver has been identified as it helps the doctors to study the liver cells better and identify the...

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Polyp Removal

The cells in the inner lining of our large intestine follow a natural cycle where they divide, mature and ultimately die a timely death. However, due to some genetic changes, in certain cases, the cells do not mature and start to accumulate in the immature state forming growths known as polyps which are nothing more...

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Upper Endoscopy (EGD)

Gastroscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD are all different names for upper endoscopy. It is a procedure which allows the surgeons and the doctors to examine the inner linings of oesophagus, stomach and the first part of intestine for any abnormalities. It is performed to evaluate and diagnose various health conditions of the digestive tract. What is...

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Hemorrhoid Banding

Hemorrhoid Banding or Rubber band ligation is one of the most commonly practised procedures for hemorrhoids. It can be carried out as an outpatient service or in the endoscopy room with the patient sedated. This procedure works on 8 out of 10 patients and reduces the chances of them suffering from hemorrhoids again. What is...

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Endoscopic Ultrasound

When it comes to assessing the condition of the GI tract and lungs, endoscopic ultrasound is the best procedure one can think of. Requiring minimal amount of invasion, this procedure helps the surgeons get a better view of the lining of the GI tract, lungs, nearby organs and the lymph nodes. Endoscopic ultrasound makes use...

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