Gastroenterology Tests and Procedures

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  1. Abdominal Ultrasound

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

  2. Abdominal X-rays

    Detailed information on abdominal x-rays, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Colectomy
  6. Colonoscopy

    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

  7. Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Abdomen

    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

  8. 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.

  9. Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Pancreas

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

  10. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

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

  11. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

    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

  12. Laparoscopy
  13. Liver Biopsy

    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

  14. Liver Scan

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

  15. Pancreas Scan

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

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