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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is used to diagnose and treat:

  • Conditions of the bile ducts including retained common bile stone and pancreatic duct stones
  • Strictures of the common bile duct due both malignant and non-malignant causes
  • Bile leaks and other trauma to the biliary and ductal system
  • Lesions or tumors affecting the bile ducts

Therapeutic ERCP techniques can open blocked bile ducts, extract stones, and place stents to improve drainage in obstructed ducts.

Patients receiving ERCP are completely asleep with a general anesthetic. There are no incisions. Patients often can go home the day of the procedure. There are typically no restrictions following the procedure.

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) resembles a standard upper endoscopy procedure, where a thin, lighted tube (endoscope) is inserted through the mouth to visualize the esophagus, stomach, and small bowel. However, EUS is unique in that it features an ultrasound probe at the tip of the instrument.

EUS enables a surgeon to examine pathology that standard endoscopy cannot visualize, allowing for deep tissue examination and biopsy with exceptional accuracy.

Patients undergoing EUS are under general anesthesia and completely asleep. The procedure does not involve any incisions, and patients can often return home the same day. Typically, there are no restrictions following the procedure.


Pancreaticobiliary Surgery

In Pancreaticobiliary Surgery, our surgeons utilize state-of-the-art techniques to treat complex diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts. They work with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, including diagnostics and interventional radiologists, medical oncologists, nutrition experts, and others. Our surgeons are highly skilled in minimally invasive endoscopic procedures, such as endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques like laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

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