A colonoscopy is an imaging test that allows Dr. Guram to see inside your entire large intestine, from the rectum to the colon, using a colonoscope.
PEG stands for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, a procedure in which a flexible feeding tube is placed through the abdominal wall and into the stomach. PEG allows nutrition, fluids and/or medications to be put directly into the stomach, bypassing the mouth and esophagus.
Hemorrhoid banding is a way to remove hemorrhoids by putting tight bands around the swollen veins in the lower rectum and anus.
It’s always disconcerting to see fresh blood in the toilet bowl or on your toilet paper, but most causes of rectal bleeding are due to minor causes like: Anal tear, Chronic constipation, Hemorrhoids, Diarrhea
Ulcers are open sores on or inside the body that are slow to heal. Peptic ulcers form inside your stomach lining or small intestine. Stomach pain is the primary symptom of peptic ulcers, but you may also experience heartburn, nausea, and bloating
The ORBERA TM Weight Loss System is a safe and effective, non-surgical Weight Loss System designed to provide effective, motivating results.
Capsule Endoscopy is a diagnostic tool helpful in taking pictures of the digestive tract including oesophagus, stomach and especially small intestine. In video capsule endoscopy the patient swallows a capsule the size of a large vitamin pill.
Esophageal cancer is a type of cancer that affects the esophagus, a tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common preventable cancers. The colon and rectum make up the large intestine, which absorbs water and some nutrients from digested food, and stores the solid waste till it is expelled from the body.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a specialized technique used to study the bile ducts, pancreatic duct and gallbladder. Ducts are drainage routes; the drainage channels from the liver are called bile or biliary ducts. The pancreatic duct is the drainage channel from the pancreas.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the rectum and a portion of the colon (large intestine) by inserting a flexible tube about the thickness of your finger into the anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and lower part of the colon.
Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) allows your doctor to examine your esophageal and stomach linings as well as the walls of your upper and lower gastrointestinal tract.