When GI symptoms interfere with your life, The Gastroenterology Group can help. The experienced specialists offer advanced care, including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), for removing things such as biliary stones and tumors from the biliary tract and pancreas. If you suffer from upper right quadrant pain, this may be a condition that requires evaluation by the gastroenterologists at The Gastroenterology Group. Book your appointment today using the online scheduler or call the office.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a specialized procedure that combines X-rays and upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy. ERCP requires a local anesthetic and intravenous sedative to keep you comfortable. The procedure is done in a sterile environment as an outpatient procedure at the hospital and generally takes up to an hour.
During ERCP, the GI experts at The Gastroenterology Group guide an endoscope down your esophagus and into your stomach. They examine your upper GI tract with a tiny camera on the endoscope. They use a kind of X-ray imaging called fluoroscopy to examine your GI tract and look for problems.
Doctors typically use ERCP to diagnose and treat bile and pancreatic duct problems.