Liver Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis

What is cirrhosis? Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver slowly deteriorates and malfunctions due to chronic injury. Scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue, partially blocking the flow of blood through the liver. Scarring also impairs the liver’s ability to: control infections remove bacteria and toxins from the blood process nutrients, hormones, and drugs…

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Barretts Esophagus

Barrett’s Esophagus

What is Barrett’s esophagus?  Barrett’s esophagus is a condition in which the tissue lining the esophagus — the muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach — is replaced by tissue that is similar to the lining of the intestine. This process is called intestinal metaplasia.  No signs or symptoms are associated with Barrett’s…

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Crohns disease

Crohn’s Disease

What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease is an ongoing disorder that causes inflammation of the digestive tract, also referred to as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Crohn’s disease can affect any area of the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus, but it most commonly affects the lower part of the small intestine, called the…

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Internal and external hemorrhoids

HEMORRHOIDS

CRH Non-Surgical Hemorrhoid Removal This highly effective (99.1%), minimally invasive procedure is performed in our offices in less than a minute. We make recommendations to reduce the chance of recurrence later (currently 5% in 2 years). If there are multiple hemorrhoids, we treat them one at a time in separate visits. During the brief and…

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Capsule Endoscopy

CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY

Understanding Capsule Endoscopy What is Capsule Endoscopy? Capsule Endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the middle part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the three portions of the small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileum). Your doctor will give you a pill-sized video camera for you to swallow. This camera has its own light source…

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ERCP

ERCP

What is ERCP? Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is a procedure that combines upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and x-rays to treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts. ERCP is also used to diagnose problems, but the availability of non-invasive tests such as magnetic resonance cholangiography has allowed ERCP to be used primarily for cases in which…

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COLONOSCOPY

What is colonoscopy? Colonoscopy is a procedure used to see inside the colon and rectum. Colonoscopy can detect inflamed tissue, ulcers, and abnormal growths. The procedure is used to look for early signs of colorectal cancer and can help doctors diagnose unexplained changes in bowel habits, abdominal pain, bleeding from the anus, and weight loss.…

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EGD

Upper GI endoscopy

What is upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy? Upper GI endoscopy is a procedure that uses a lighted, flexible endoscope to see inside the upper GI tract. The upper GI tract includes the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum—the first part of the small intestine. Upper GI endoscopy is a procedure that uses a lighted, flexible endoscope to see…

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