Interventional endoscopy takes place in the operating room under general anesthesia. The main types of interventional endoscopy procedures we offer include:
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), which can treat conditions of the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas and pancreatic duct.
- Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), an endoscopic imaging test that helps doctors treat diseases in and around the digestive tract. EUS can find problems that other imaging tests may not be able to find. It can be used to obtain biopsies from masses or organs, collect samples from fluid collections or intervene with internal drainage for infected or painful fluid collections.
- Double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) and single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE), which allow physicians to advance the endoscope deep into the small intestine. These techniques can help doctors diagnose and treat various small intestine conditions.
- Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of large polyps, a procedure to remove pre-cancerous, early-stage cancer or other abnormal tissues (lesions) from the digestive tract. EMR can be an alternative to major surgery.
- Endoluminal wound vacuum therapy, in which the doctor places a tiny wound vacuum in a damaged GI tract. This therapy can promote healing for GI tracts that have developed a leak, tear or fistula (abnormal passageway).
Our endoscopy team provides additional procedures, including advanced feeding tube placement and treatment for injuries such as GI bleeding and narrowing in the esophagus or other part of the GI tract.