• Ambulatory pH Monitoring

    This test is used to measure how often and for how long acid enters the esophagus from the stomach. It is done to evaluate the presence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), as well as measure how effective GERD is being treated by medication. It is performed by placing a very thin tube through

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  • Anorectal Manometry

    This test measures the muscle function of the rectum and anus. It is commonly performed in patients who have constipation, difficulty passing stool, or leakage of stool (incontinence). A very thin tube is inserted into the rectum. It is attached to a machine that records data on the muscle contractions

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  • Capsule Endoscopy

    Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that allows for video images to be taken off the digestive tract. The patient swallows a capsule that contains cameras, a light, a battery, and a transmitter. Images are sent to a recorder that the patient wears during the day while the capsule passes through the digestive

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  • Colonoscopy

    This is a procedure that allows a physician to visually examine the large intestine (colon and rectum), typically while the patient is sedated. Prior to the exam, patients will drink a laxative to clean out their digestive tract. A colonoscope is used, which is a long thin flexible tube with a light

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  • EGD

    This is a procedure that allows a physician to visualize the upper portion of the digestive tract, which is the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine). It is performed for symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, or difficulty swallowing. Patients

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  • ERCP

    ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) is a procedure that evaluates and treats disorders of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts. It is performed with an endoscope, which is a long flexible tube with a light and camera at the end of it. The tube has a channel that allows the

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  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

    Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a procedure that can visualize and take tissue samples of lesions from many organs, including the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, bile ducts, pancreas, and liver. It can also help determine the stage of many cancers of the digestive system. It is performed

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  • Esophageal Manometry

    This test is used to measure how well the esophagus is functioning. It evaluates the strength and coordination of the contractions of the muscles of the esophagus. Patients with heartburn, chest pain, and swallowing issues may undergo this test. A very thin tube is placed through the nose into the esophagus

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  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

    This procedure is used to visualize the rectum and lower part of the large intestine with a long thin flexible tube with a light and camera on it. Flexible sigmoidoscopy can be performed for a variety of reasons, including bleeding or a change in bowel habits. Patients typically prepare by taking several

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