When you have a blocked or narrowed pancreatic duct or bile duct as a result of an infection, a tumor, gallstones, pancreatitis, sclerosis, or the buildup of tissue, your doctor may recommend that you have an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). This procedure is performed in order to diagnose and treat issues that are found in the gallbladder and pancreas.
The bile and pancreatic ducts are tubes which are vital in the digestive system, as they carry fluids to help break down foods. If you are experiencing any type of issue, it is very important to take quick action and visit a doctor who can help get to the bottom of your symptoms. At Gastromed Healthcare, P.A., we are board certified gastroenterologists who focus on conditions that affect the digestive system.
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The endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography uses x-rays and an endoscope to thoroughly examine the bile and pancreatic ducts. This procedure can also be used to get a tissue sample, to monitor chronic jaundice, or to insert a drain. If we find an obstruction or growth, we may insert an instrument into the endoscope to open up and clear out the blockage.
Treatments that can be done through an ERCP scope include:
At Gastromed Healthcare, P.A., we have earned a positive reputation in the community and are leaders in gastroenterology services in New Jersey. We have office locations in Hillsborough and Watchung and offer flexible appointment times to meet your needs.
Are you interested in finding out more about this procedure or a consultation? Email our offices today to schedule your appointment.