The patient swallows a capsule containing a tiny camera. The camera transmits images to a video monitor as the capsule passes through the digestive tract. This procedure is designed to examine the small intestine, but it also allows the doctor to examine the rest of the digestive tract.
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) 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 it is expected that treatment will be delivered during the procedure.
Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
After spraying a solution to numb the patient’s throat, the doctor inserts an endoscope—a thin, flexible, lighted tube—down the throat, through the stomach and into the small intestine. The doctor turns on an ultrasound attachment to the scope that produces sound waves to create visual images of the pancreas and bile ducts.
Small-bowel enteroscopy with a spiral overtube (a spiral endoscopy). This is an innovation that’s basically an overtube that is applied through a standard enteroscope. The endoscopy is evaluated by pushing down the endoscope into the duodenum and then, by a clockwise rotation of this spiral overtube in a putting-a-screw-into-a-hole type of approach, allows the bowel to be placated over the enteroscope and allows deep enteroscopy.
Our team of colorectal surgeons has extensive experience in common anorectal problems including hemorrhoids, anal fissure, anal fistulas, anal warts and pilonidal cysts. They also treat advanced pelvic floor disorders that require specialized studies such as fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse, rectocele and obstructive defecation. Our surgeons have expertise in Robotic Surgery and Laparoscopic surgery for colorectal diseases such as colon and rectal cancer, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease and colitis. They also perform robotic colon resections.
Crohn’s and Colitis Center
In order to fulfill our mission and assist patients who are diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – primarily Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – we developed the Crohn’s and Colitis Care Center. Our team of board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nutritionists, and infusion nurses combine their clinical expertise and experience to provide patients with a unique setting dedicated to the care of IBD patients.
Crohn’s and Colitis Care Center patients will be provided with priority access to our medical staff whenever needed via a special priority phone line and internet portal. Our team understands the needs of IBD patients. We will provide members with regular educational programs in the form of lectures, support groups, newsletters, websites, and patient portals specially designed for Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis patients. In addition, Crohn’s and Colitis Care Center patients will be provided with the opportunity to access new medications and treatment options thanks to our research division.
A Fast Track colonoscopy is a regular colonoscopy that does not require a prior consultation before the colonoscopy procedure. Also known as Open Access, the Fast Track colonoscopy saves your time, money, minimizes work absences, and makes it more likely that you will schedule the procedure.
A colonoscopy is a visual examination of the entire large intestine (colon) using a lighted, flexible colonoscope. To be certain you are comfortable and relaxed, you will be sedated through an I.V. In fact, most patients are asleep during the entire process and remember little to nothing about it.
Gastro Health’s Liver Care Center offers adults and children with liver disease the seamless integration of medical, surgical and radiologic expertise. We provide leading, innovative care for diseases and disorders of the liver and organs associated with it. Our team of board-certified adult and pediatric gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nutritionists and technicians combine their clinical expertise and experience to provide patients with quality medical and preventive care in the field of digestive health.
Our GI doctors offer the most advanced diagnostic technologies and nationally recognized experts in evaluating liver diseases and identifying patients for transplantation. Gastro Health has relationships with leading transplant centers and provides patients with top-quality care pre and post-surgical operations.
Gastro Health’s Nutrition Counseling Services provides the guidance of a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Weight Loss Coach to help you meet a variety of medical nutrition needs. Counseling about lifestyle changes associated with food can assist you in managing gastrointestinal nutrition related conditions through Medical Nutrition Therapy. The Gastro Health Weight Loss Program includes the Ideal Protein System.
Gastro Health’s Pediatric Gastroenterologists offer comprehensive treatment for children with gastrointestinal illnesses, liver diseases, nutritional problems and bowel disorders. Our experienced physicians and nurses are committed to providing outstanding patient and family centered care in a supportive and friendly environment.
Women’s Care Center
Our women’s health team understands that women’s physiology is different from men’s. For this reason, we have created the Women’s Health Care Center, offering the collaborative expertise of a team of both male and female gastroenterologists and other healthcare professionals to assure that patients receive immediate care when necessary. Our team treats patients with a variety of digestive disorders that occur during every stage of a woman’s life, including menopause and pregnancy.