Anorectal manometry is typically done to assess the reflexes and strength of the sphincter muscles necessary for regular bowel movements.
Argon Laser Therapy
Argon laser therapy utilizes a precise laser to treat a variety of gastrointestinal conditions like dysphagia, hemorrhages, mucosal legions, and more.
Capsule endoscopy is a small pill equipped with a camera, that is ingested to capture thousands of images of the small bowel to create a "movie."
Colon Cancer Screening
Colon cancer screening is a preventive treatment used to screen the inner wall of the rectum and colon for polyps when no GI symptoms are present.
A colonoscopy is a type of endoscopic procedure where a scope is entered through the anus in order to assess the entire large intestine.
An EGD utilizes a scope to evaluate the small intestine to diagnose GI symptoms like complications with swallowing, acid reflux, and abdominal pain.
Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
EMR is performed with an advanced technique that allows GI specialists to remove tumors under the gastrointestinal lining without invasive surgery.
Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
An endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) utilizes a scope entered through the mouth to evaluate and diagnose irregularities found in the gastrointestinal tract.
An enteroscopy is a procedure that eases a scope through the esophagus and down to the jejunum to diagnose symptoms like abdominal bleeding and pain.
ERCP is an endoscopic procedure often recommended to identify the cause of GI concerns like pancreatitis and abnormal x-rays and liver tests.
To widen a tightened or obstructed part of your esophagus, a provider may recommend esophageal dilation to treat the stricture of the esophagus.
An esophageal manometry is performed to assess the strength of the muscles in the esophagus to diagnose symptoms like difficulty swallowing.
Feeding Tube Insertion (PEG)
Feeding tube insertion allows nutrition, fluid, and medication to flow directly into the stomach when consuming them orally is not an option.
A FibroScan utilizes ultrasound technology to provide a comprehensive assessment of the whole liver to check for signs of fibrosis and steatosis.
A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test that utilizes a scope entered through the rectum to assess the lower portion of the colon to diagnose GI concerns.
Hemorrhoid banding is performed to restrict blood flow to a hemorrhoid to eliminate the hemorrhoid and alleviate painful GI-associated symptoms.
Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion)
Infusion allows GI providers to administer several types of medications directly into the bloodstream through an IV to treat some GI conditions.
A sphincterotomy is a treatment for anal fissures that is usually recommended when a fissure is not responding to treatment or cannot heal on its own.