Advanced Endoscopy, also known as interventional endoscopy, is a specialized procedure that is used to diagnosis and treat complex pancreatic and biliary disorders and potentially cancerous tissue in the gastrointestinal tract. Advanced endoscopy is performed by gently inserting a scope down the patient’s throat to examine the area of interest in the digestive tract, but unlike a regular endoscopy, it also involves the use of other equipment to open blockages, drain fluid, take tissues samples or destroy precancerous tissue. These minimally invasive procedures do not require incisions so they generally result in faster recovery, less pain and patients typically return home the same day.
We have highly specialized and experienced physicians who perform a variety of advanced endoscopy procedures. They evaluate patients with a range of symptoms and diseases including those with pancreatitis, biliary strictures and stones, unexplained abdominal pain, or anything gastrointestinal that seems abnormal.
Our skilled advanced endoscopy team works closely with referring physicians to promptly perform procedures (with 24/7 availability), consultations, and discuss management options. We use a multidisciplinary approach to complex cases including discussions with other specialists and surgeons. Our team dedicates time into expanding their capabilities through conducting research, training others in the advanced endoscopy field and apply their learnings to the treatment and care of their patients. This continuous training and education helps to assure our patients have access to the best treatments available.
The following are examples of a few of the advanced endoscopy procedures we offer: