Expertise in the treatment and management of GI diseases and disorders such as:
- Colonoscopy – A flexible video endoscope is inserted into the rectum to examine the entire large bowel. The endoscopist has the ability to biopsy and remove small lesions. Sedation is used for the comfort of the patient.
- EGD – (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy) A flexible video endoscope is inserted through the mouth to examine the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Sedation is used for the comfort of the patient.
- Research – This is an important part of our practice to remain on the cutting edge of research for our patients. Current research includes studies involving Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, and Hepatitis C. Additionally, we participate with the Treat registry (Crohn’s Disease) and Adhere registry (Hep-C).
- Capsule Endoscopy – Capsule Endoscopy with PillCam video capsule enables your doctor to examine your entire small intestine. Your doctor will have you ingest a vitamin-pill sized video capsule, which has its own camera and light source. During the 8 hour exam, you are free to move about. While the video capsule travels through your body, it sends images to the data recorder you will wear on a waist belt. Afterwards your doctor will view the images on a video monitor. That afternoon, you will and have the monitor removed.
- Hemorrhoid Banding – a latex band is placed around the base of a symptomatic hemorrhoid. This is the most common and effective non-surgical hemorrhoid removal treatment in use today. It can be performed in as little as 60 seconds and is 99.1% effective.
- Esophageal Manometry – is a test that shows whether your esophagus is working properly. Esophageal manometry measures the rhythmic muscle contractions that occur in your esophagus when you swallow.
- Bravo pH studies – Bravo pH monitoring is a capsule-based, patient-friendly test for identifying the presence of acid reflux. Information is collected over multiple days, which allows the doctor to evaluate reflux symptoms by determining the frequency and duration of acid flowing back up into the esophagus. The test is used to confirm if the patient’s symptoms are caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- ERCP – (Endoscopic retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) The use of fluoroscopy and a video endoscope to evaluate the ampulla, bile ducts and pancreas. ERCP is used in the diagnosis and treatment of complications related to gallstones and cancer of the pancreas, liver and bile ducts. Sedation is used for the comfort of the patient.