Dr. Douglas Srygley with Austin Gastro on ERCP Procedure for Pancreatic Disease
Dr. Douglas Srygley with Austin Gastro discusses the advanced endoscopic procedure called ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography). ERCP is both a diagnostic and therapeutic tool that enables your physician to examine the pancreatic and bile ducts. It is diagnostic in that it allows the physician to see the narrowing caused by the tumor in the pancreas and even take a biopsy of the tumor. ERCP is also therapeutic in that the physician can put a stint into the bile duct which drains the bile duct which will resolve the patient's jaundice, which will then help the patient with symptoms of jaundice such as itching and yellowing of the skin and eyes.