For those with bowel difficulties, an anorectal manometry checks the strength and reflexes of the muscles required to pass a regular bowel movement.
Hydrogen Breath Test
The Hydrogen Breath Test is performed by collecting breath samples to test for the presence of hydrogen.
Argon Laser Therapy
Argon laser therapy is a treatment that uses a beam of light produced by argon gas to address various GI symptoms such as dysphagia and strictures.
A capsule endoscopy is able to diagnose the source of GI symptoms by swallowing a pill that contains a camera to capture images of the small bowel.
Colon Cancer Screening
Colon cancer screenings are the process of looking for growths in the colon. Regular screenings are the best way to detect and prevent colon cancer.
A colonoscopy is an endoscopic exam used to assess the lining of the colon, test for cancer and tumors, or diagnose various gastrointestinal issues.
An esophagogastroduodenoscopy can diagnose GI issues by running a scope through the esophagus, stomach, and into the beginning of the small intestine.
Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
Endoscopic mucosal resection is an outpatient procedure that allows for the removal of growths or tumors located below the GI lining without surgery.
An enteroscopy aids in diagnosing the source of GI symptoms by advancing a thin scope into the second portion of the small intestine, the jejunum.
An ERCP is an endoscopic test where a scope is advanced into the duodenum to assess internal issues and diagnose various digestive health disorders.
Esophageal dilation is a procedure to expand a tightened or blocked portion of the esophagus and to help alleviate the associated stricture symptoms.
An esophageal manometry is a test performed to diagnose swallowing disorders by measuring the contractile ability of the muscles in the esophagus.
Feeding Tube Insertion (PEG)
A feeding tube insertion is a tube that supplies nutrition, medications, and liquids directly into the stomach, bypassing the mouth and esophagus.
FibroScan, or transient elastography, is an advanced ultrasound used to noninvasively analyze the liver and measure its fibrosis and steatosis.
A flexible sigmoidoscopy is an endoscopic examination performed to investigate concerning GI symptoms and examine the lower portion of the colon.
Hemorrhoid banding is a method of shrinking and removing hemorrhoids by placing a rubber band around the base to restrict the blood flow to the area.
Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion)
Infusion therapy allows for the delivery of medications or fluids directly into the veins of a patient when it is not possible to ingest them orally.
A sphincterotomy is performed to treat anal fissures (a tear in the lining of the anus) when other less invasive measures have been unsuccessful.
24-Hour Esophageal pH Study
A 24-hour esophageal pH study is used to measure the number of acid reflux episodes a patient experiences during a 24-hour period.