Endoscopy is examination of esophagus, stomach and duodenum using a flexible endoscope of about 9 mm diameter (thinner than your index finger), inserted through the mouth.
You should not eat or drink anything atleast for 5 hours prior to the procedure.
Please inform about your current medications as well as any allergies to medications. Especially, discuss regarding aspirin, clopidogrel, anticoagulants (blood thinners) and medicines for diabetes.
Colonoscopy is a procedure that enables your physician to examine the colon (large bowel) by inserting a flexible tube that is about the thickness of your finger into the anus and advancing it slowly into the rectum and colon.
The colon must be completely clean for the procedure to be complete and accurate. You will be given detailed instructions regarding the cleaning routine. In general, it consists of drinking of 2 litres of cleaning solution over 2-3 hours , 6-8 hours prior to the procedure and then taking only clear liquids till the allowed time.
Please inform about your current medications as well as any allergies to medications. Especially, discuss regarding aspirin, clopidogrel, anticoagunants (blood thinners) and medicines for diabetes.
Colonoscopy is usually well tolerated and rarely causes pain. You are given intravenous medication to help you relax and better tolerate any kind of discomfort during the procedure. The procedure usually takes 15 to 20 minutes.
ERCP is a specialize technique used to study and perform procedures on the bile ducts or the pancreatic ducts . An endoscope is passed through the mouth , esophagus and stomach into the duodenum. After the common opening to the ducts is visually identified , specialized accessories are passed through the ducts to perform procedures such as sphincterotomy, stone removal and stenting.
Please inform about your current medications as well as any allergies to medications. Especially, discuss regarding aspirin, clopidognel, anticoagurants (blood thinners) and medicines for diabetes.
The doctor will discuss why and how ERCP is performed , potential complications from ERCP and alternate therapies that are available. It is performed under anesthesia with complete monitoring. The procedure can take upto an hour.
If you have questions that have not been answered, please discuss them with the endoscopy nurse or the doctor before the examination begins.
Liver Biopsy is done using a needle inserted between two of the right lower ribs to remove a sample of liver tissue. The tissue sample is send to the laboratory and looked at under a microscope to see if there are any liver problems.
It is done under Ultrasound guidance.
Tests (CBC, PT, USG abdomen) are required prior to liver biopsy.