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Intraesophageal pH Monitor (BRAVO)

Intraesophageal pH Monitor (BRAVO)

An esophageal pH test measures and records the pH in your esophagus to determine if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); to establish objective evidence of disease. The test can also be performed to determine the effectiveness of medication or surgical treatment of GERD.

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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

A procedure that combines an Upper Endoscopy and Xrays and is used to study the bile ducts, pancreatic duct and gallbladder. Ducts are drainage routes; the drainage channels from the liver are called bile or biliary ducts. The pancreatic duct is the drainage channel from the pancreas.
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Video Capsule Endoscopy

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

A procedure that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of your digestive tract. The camera sits inside a vitamin-sized capsule that you swallow. As the capsule travels through your digestive tratce, the camera takes thousands of pictures that are transmitted to a recorder worn on a belt around your waist or shoulder.

 

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Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) or Upper Endoscopy

ESOPHAGOGASTRODUODENOSCOPY (EGD) OR UPPER ENDOSCOPY

A procedure to examine the lining of the esophagus (the tube that connects your throat to your stomach), stomach, and first part of the small intestine. It is done with a small camera (flexible endoscope) that is inserted down the throat.

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Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy in East Meadow, NY

A colonoscopy allows your gastroenterologist to examine the lining of your large intestine (colon) for abnormalities by inserting a thin flexible tube, as thick as your finger, into your anus and slowly advancing the tube into your rectum and colon.  This instrument is called a colonscope, and it has its own lens and light source that allows your gastroenterologist to view images on a video monitor.

When to get a Colonoscopy?

Typically, a colonoscopy is recommended as a screening test for colorectal cancer, which is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Approximately 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in the United States and 50,000 people die from the disease. A colonoscopy might be recommended to evaluate for symptoms such as bleeding and chronic diarrhea.

To prepare for your colonoscopy, your gastroenterologist will inform you of what dietary restrictions are needed and what cleansing routine will be used. In general, the preparation consists of limiting your diet to clear liquids the day before and consuming either a large volume of a special cleansing solution or special oral laxatives. Your colon must be completely clean before the procedure is completed, so that results are accurate and comprehensive. Be sure to follow your gastroenterologist’s instructions carefully. 

For more information on a Colonoscopy in the East Meadow, NY area call DigestiveCare NY at 516-307-0980 today!