Procedures

Symptoms, Conditions & Procedures

GI Procedures

Abdominal Ultrasound

An abdominal ultrasound is a painless diagnostic procedure that captures images of the abdomen to pinpoint any abnormalities or stomach issues.

Anastomosis Remodeling

Anastomosis remodeling happens when narrowing of the stomach after bariatric surgery becomes an issue resulting in trouble eating, nausea, and more.

Anorectal Manometry

Anorectal manometry is an exam that tests the muscles needed to perform a normal bowel movement, usually performed to evaluate fecal incontinence.

Anorectal Surgery

Anorectal surgery is a procedure that treats cancer and anal and rectal conditions by removing a section of the anus, rectum, or part of the colon.

Argon Laser Therapy

Argon laser therapy uses argon gas via pulsating beams of light to treat GI conditions like hemorrhages, dysphagia, mucosal lesions, and strictures.

Aspire Weight Loss Procedure

Aspire weight loss system is a safe and effective way for individuals who struggle to lose weight or keep it off to reach their weight-loss goals.

Barium Study of the Intestines

Barium studies of the intestines involve ingestion of an iodine agent so the upper, lower, and middle intestines can be evaluated for abnormalities.

Capsule Endoscopy

During a capsule endoscopy multiple pictures of the small intestine are taken when the pill capsule that is encased with a small camera is swallowed.

Cholangioscopy (Spyglass)

Cholangioscopy is a noninvasive endoscopic procedure used for visualization, diagnostic evaluation, and intervention of bile duct abnormalities.

Cholecystectomy

A cholecystectomy is a safe surgical procedure where the gallbladder is removed because of any present gallstones or other gallbladder diseases.

Colon Cancer Screening

People over 45 years old and people with certain risk factors should receive regular colon cancer screenings to detect and prevent colon cancer.

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a procedure to detect colorectal cancer and remove colorectal polyps. A routine colonoscopy is recommended for persons 45 and older.

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgeons can treat a wide variety of conditions relating to the colon, rectum, and anus, including colorectal cancer and hemorrhoids.

CT Scan or CAT Scan

Computed tomography, also called a CT or CAT scan is a type of radiological imaging used to help diagnose and treat illnesses that affect the organs.

Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

During a minimally invasive endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), the physician is able to remove tumors in the gastrointestinal walls without surgery.

Endoscopic Obesity Management

Endoscopic obesity management creates a gastric restriction on the stomach, leading to early satiety (feeling of fullness) and weight loss.

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

An endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is an endoscopic procedure where a scope is used to look inside the intestines. It is often used to stage cancer.

Enteroscopy

An enteroscopy is an endoscopic procedure where a scope is inserted through the mouth and run through the second portion of the small intestines.

Esophageal Dilation

Esophageal dilation is a quick procedure that is performed when a narrowed or blocked area in your esophagus has caused gastrointestinal concerns.

ERCP

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedure examines the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and bile duct to assist with GI issues.

Esophageal Manometry

An esophageal motility study is an exam that can assess problems such as swallowing difficulties, chest pain, and severe gastroesophageal reflux.

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

During an esophagogastroduodenoscopy, a scope is fed through the mouth and into the beginning of the small intestines in order to diagnose issues.

Esophageal Impedance Test

An esophageal impedance test measures the amount of acidic and non-acidic reflux in your esophagus from your stomach over a 24-hour time period.

Fecal Transplant

A fecal transplant (fecal bacteriotherapy) is a transplant of stool from one person to another, allowing good bacteria to be restored in the colon.

Feeding Tube Insertion (PEG)

Feeding tube insertion or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) allows patients to absorb nutrition and medications directly into the stomach.

FibroScan®

FibroScan is a non-invasive testing method that uses ultrasound technology to evaluate scarring (fibrosis) and fatty change (steatosis) in the liver.

Fistula Correction/Repair

Fistula correction and repair clears out and fixes any infection present in anal glands to improve any damage to the lining of the anal canal.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

A flexible sigmoidoscopy is an endoscopic procedure used to look inside the colon that is typically performed to investigate negative GI symptoms.

Gastric Sleeve Procedure

Gastric sleeve surgery removes 80% of the stomach, so you feel fuller faster. The surgery may be ideal for anyone who has at least 100 pounds to lose.

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Gastrointestinal surgery is any surgery used to treat certain disorders of the GI tract including diseases that affect the body's digestion process.

Hemorrhoid Banding

Hemorrhoid banding (rubber band ligation) is a procedure that restricts blood flow to a hemorrhoid, causing the hemorrhoid to shrink and fall off.

Hernia Repair Surgery

Surgical intervention to treat a hernia, or a bulge in an organ or fatty tissue through a weakened area in muscle, is called hernia repair surgery.

HIDA Scan

A HIDA (hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid) scan uses a small amount of radioactive tracer in order to provide data and information about the GI tract.

Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion)

Infusion therapy delivers medication intravenously (directly into the veins), which can be useful in treating some gastrointestinal conditions.

InterStim™ Therapy

InterStim™ therapy treats bladder and bowel incontinence by gently stimulating the sacral nerves, allowing patients to have fewer bathroom trips.

Laparoscopic Colon Surgery

Laparoscopic colon surgery is a minimally invasive procedure to treat abdominal organs through small incisions using a camera called a laparoscope.

Liver Biopsy

A liver biopsy is a procedure where a small piece of liver tissue is obtained to analyze in a laboratory to determine illness or severity of injury.

LiverMultiScan®

LiverMultiScan is a noninvasive diagnostic tool used to produce reports on liver tissue health for patients with conditions of the liver like NASH.

Luminal Stent Placement

A luminal stent placement is performed to open a pathway or portion of the GI tract that has become obstructed or is in danger of being obstructed.

MRI, MRA, and MRCP

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a way of producing images of the body's internal organs to help treat diseases and conditions of the GI tract.

Nonsurgical Weight Loss

The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method was developed by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh, to assist with weight loss while maintaining muscle mass.

Obalon™ Balloon Procedure

The Obalon Balloon System involves an ingestible balloon that helps facilitate weight loss over six months with the ability to lose 15 – 50 pounds.

Orbera™ Managed Weight Loss

Orbera is a weight loss aid that slows the digestion of food to help with portion control and can help patients lose up to three times more weight.

OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing

OverStitch™ endoscopic suturing is a minimally invasive technique for reducing the size of the stomach and assisting patients with weight loss.

Pancreatoscopy

A pancreatoscopy is an endoscopic procedure that can be used for visualization, evaluation, and intervention of pancreatic duct abnormalities.

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Pelvic floor physical therapy is a treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction with manual therapy, biofeedback, exercise therapy, and functional training.

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Radiofrequency ablation is a pain management treatment that utilizes radio waves to focus on tissues to decrease pain signals from the nerve.

Robotic Colon Surgery

Robotic colon surgery is a minimally invasive alternative to colon resection surgery where the doctor controls a robotic arm to do the surgery.

Sacral Neuromodulation

Sacral neuromodulation uses an implantable device that enables the brain and sacral nerves to work together to help with bowel and bladder control.

SmartPill™ Test

The SmartPill™ is a tiny capsule that is swallowed and then monitored as it records information as it passes through your gastrointestinal tract.

Sphincterotomy

The lateral internal sphincterotomy is a surgical procedure used to treat anal fissures that have not responded to other more conservative treatments.

Stretta® Therapy

Stretta therapy uses radiofrequency energy to regenerate the lower esophageal sphincter muscle tissue, resulting in improved function.

TIF® Procedure

Transoral incisionless fundoplication is an endoscopic procedure performed to help reduce the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Total Parenteral Nutrition

Total parenteral nutrition feeds necessary nutrients by bypassing your digestive system and feeding nutrient-rich liquid directly into your vein.