Navigating Gut Procedures
A comprehensive guide to diagnostic tests and treatment options for achieving optimal gut health and well-being.
Anorectal manometry is an exam that tests the muscles needed to perform a normal bowel movement, usually performed to evaluate fecal incontinence.
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.
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.
A colonoscopy is a procedure to detect colorectal cancer and remove colorectal polyps. A routine colonoscopy is recommended for persons 45 and older.
Colorectal surgeons can treat a wide variety of conditions relating to the colon, rectum, and anus, including colorectal cancer and hemorrhoids.
Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
During a minimally invasive endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), the physician is able to remove tumors in the gastrointestinal walls without surgery.
An enteroscopy is an endoscopic procedure where a scope is inserted through the mouth and run through the second portion of the small intestines.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedure examines the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and bile duct to assist with issues.
Esophageal dilation is a quick procedure that is performed when a narrowed or blocked area in your esophagus has caused gastrointestinal concerns.
An esophageal motility study is an exam that can assess problems such as swallowing difficulties, chest pain, and severe gastroesophageal reflux.
A flexible sigmoidoscopy is an endoscopic procedure used to look inside the colon that is typically performed to investigate negative GI symptoms.
The gastric balloon is a weight loss method that uses a balloon that can be swallowed. The balloon stays in the stomach for about six months and helps people lose weight.
Gastric bypass is a weight loss surgery that creates a small stomach pouch and bypasses part of the intestines. This helps people eat less and absorb fewer calories, leading to weight loss.
The gastric sleeve, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure that involves reducing the size of the stomach to promote weight loss. It is performed by removing a portion of the stomach, leaving behind a smaller, sleeve-shaped stomach.
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Laparoscopic colon surgery is a minimally invasive procedure to treat abdominal organs through small incisions using a camera called a laparoscope.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Pelvic floor physical therapy is a treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction with manual therapy, biofeedback, exercise therapy, and functional training.
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 uses an implantable device that enables the brain and sacral nerves to work together to help with bowel and bladder control.
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