Therapeutic Endoscopy Program at the Center for Digestive Health offers a multidisciplinary approach to patients with complex gastrointestinal disorders requiring advanced endoscopic procedures. Patients requiring these highly specialized procedures can expect that their care will be closely coordinated with their referring physicians as well as with medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists when appropriate.
Some of the disorders that frequently require advanced endoscopic procedures in their diagnosis or treatment include: complications of gallstone disease, bile duct stones, bile duct strictures, biliary cancers, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cysts, chronic pancreatitis, early cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, large polyps of the colon, stomach, or small intestine, Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer, submucosal lesions of the gastrointestinal tract, and bowel obstructions.
State-Of-The-Art Endoscopic Technology
Our international gastroenterologists utilize state-of-the-art endoscopic technology, which is often not available at community-level hospitals. All of our participating interventional gastroenterologists (aka, “therapeutic endoscopists”) have received advanced training beyond that of routine gastroenterology fellowship training in order to master these complex procedures. Most of these procedures provide a minimally invasive means for both diagnosing and treating complex gastrointestinal problems.