Dr. Sathya

FAQ

Make the Best Choice for Your Endoscopic Procedure
Any facility in which gastrointestinal endoscopy is performed must have an effective quality assurance program in place to ensure that endoscopes are reprocessed properly.

Ensuring the Safety of Your Endoscopic Procedure
Colonoscopy enables your doctor to examine the lining of your colon for abnormalities by inserting a flexible tube as thick as your finger into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon.

Understanding Colon Cancer Screening
Colonoscopy enables your doctor to examine the lining of your colon for abnormalities by inserting a flexible tube as thick as your finger into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon.

Understanding Colonoscopy
ASGE encourages you to talk with your healthcare provider about colon cancer screening and encourages everyone over the age of 50 to undergo the appropriate CRC screening.

Understanding Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
If your doctor has recommended a flexible sigmoidoscopy, this brochure will give you a basic understanding of the procedure - how it is performed, how it can help, and what side effects you might experience.

Understanding Polyps and Their Treatment
Polyps are benign growths involving the lining of the bowel (noncancerous tumors or neoplasms). They can occur in several locations in the gastrointestinal tract but are most common in the colon.

Understanding EUS or Endoscopic Ultrasonography
EUS provides your doctor more detailed pictures of your anatomy. Your doctor can use EUS to diagnose the cause of conditions such as abdominal pain, abnormal weight loss, or to better evaluate an abnormality.

Understanding Upper Endoscopy
Upper endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine).

Understanding ERCP
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a specialized technique used to study the ducts of the gallbladder, pancreas and liver.

Understanding Capsule Endoscopy
Capsule Endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the middle part of your GI tract with a pill sized video capsule called an endoscope, which has its own light source, and will display the images on a video monitor.

Understanding Esophageal Dilation
Esophageal dilation is a procedure that allows your doctor to dilate, or stretch, a narrowed area of your esophagus [swallowing tube].

GERD, Barrett's Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer
Squamous cell cancer occurs most commonly in people who smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol excessively. Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus is associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
PEG is a procedure through which a flexible feeding tube is placed through the abdominal wall and into the stomach, allowing nutrition, fluids and/or medications to bypass the mouth and esophagus.

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