Patients who are scheduled for such procedures as mentioned below are required to follow dietary and medical guidelines as directed by their physician.
Bronchoscopy: Our Pulmonologists perform a procedure called a Bronchoscopy, which is done to evaluate the lungs and airway through the use of a flexible fiberoptic scope.
Indications for a Diagnostic Bronchoscopy would be related to:
- lung mass and nodules noted
- chronic cough
- chronic lung disease
- acute/chronic pneumonia
- removal of inhaled foreign bodies
- and other respiratory ailments
Sedation is given during this procedure to provide comfort and relaxation.
Colonoscopy: A procedure in which a flexible fiberoptic scope is used to evaluate the large intestine for many conditions, including polyps which may have the potential to develop into colon cancer. A screening colonoscopy is recommended for ALL adults age 50 and over and in younger people with a family history of colon cancer.
Endoscopic Retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): A procedure used to diagnose and sometimes treat a number of disorders, including gallstones and conditions of the bile ducts and pancreas.
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD): A procedure in which a flexible fiberoptic tube is used to visualize the stomach and duodenum for abnormalities including gastritis, esophagitis, H-Pylori, or peptic ulcer disease.
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: Examination of the lower portion of the large intestine with the use of a flexible fiberoptic scope.
Internal hemorrhoidal Banding: A procedure in which a flexible endoscope is used to help visualize and ligate internal hemorrhoids (veins in the rectum).
Liver Biopsy: A procedure used to obtain a small liver specimen for further examination.