Types of Gastroenterology Screening

Gastroenterology

It is time that you include a gastroenterologist in your health team, when you are struggling with your digestive problems or when you reach the age when recommended screenings such as colonoscopy start.

A gastroenterologist's training in Edmond, OK, is highly specific and special, including training in specialized gastrointestinal procedures. This enables patients with a wide variety of digestive ailments to be provided with high-quality, comprehensive care. Moreover, gastroenterologists conduct the bulk of gastrointestinal endoscopy research, and studies have shown that gastroenterologists carry out high-quality colonoscopy tests and extensive consultation services compared with other medical practitioners. Therefore, a skilled gastroenterologist will be a genuine choice when you need any procedure like the following three.

Colonoscopy

You may be asked to refer you directly for a colonoscopy if you have a personal history of adenoma(s) or have a significant history of family colon cancer. After an unusual fecal immunochemical test, you may also be called for colonoscopy.

Colonoscopy is used by a doctor to see the insides of your rectum and colon in a flexible tube with a miniature camera attached to it. Most polyps and some cancers could be found and removed during the test.

Dr doing Endoscopy

Upper Endoscopy

Upper endoscopy or EGD is the method used to look inside the top, the esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine called duodenum with a narrow scope with a light and camera on its end.

In general, upper endoscopy in the hospital or emergency room should be done sometimes to identify and treat conditions such as high digestive system bleeding.

This process conducted by gastroenterologist's in Edmond, OK, is used to identify causes for chest pain, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, bleeding, or swallowing problems.

ERCP

ERCP is a technique combining endoscopy with fluoroscopy for diagnosing and treating certain bile or pancreatic system problems. Through the endoscope, the doctor can view the inside of the stomach and the duodenum and inject x-rays into the gallbladder ducts and the pancreas.

ERCP is primarily used to diagnose and treat conditions of gallstone, stringent inflammatory conditions (caries), leakage (trauma and surgery) and disease in mainly the bile ducts and the pancreas.

Although gastroenterologists can perform a large number of additional procedures and diagnostic tests, the three are particularly useful in diagnosing and treating some of the most serious GI conditions.

Call Digestive Disease Specialists, INC for these screenings to be performed by a gastroenterologist in Edmond, OK.

** Disclaimer: The article above implies no medical advice; it constitutes no terms between patient and doctor.