At Acadiana Gastroenterology Associates, LLC, our Board Certified Gastroenterologists perform a wide variety of procedures that are used to explore, diagnose and treat conditions within the digestive tract. Many gastroenterology procedures are non-surgical, using scopes with miniature video cameras to gain further insight into the condition with fewer risks.
These procedures are performed for a variety of reasons. For example, if you are experiencing certain symptoms such as chronic diarrhea, blood in your stool, chronic constipation, or have a family history of colon polyps or colon cancer, then a colonoscopy may be recommended to explore the reason for your symptoms in more detail. During several of these procedures, much more can be accomplished than a diagnosis. Tissue samples or biopsy can be obtained during both an endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures.
Most gastroenterology procedures are able to be completed directly in an outpatient facility and are completed on an outpatient basis. This means that after having your procedure, you will be able to return home on the same day. Our gastroenterologists perform procedures at Acadiana Endoscopy Center, Inc., Lafayette General Medical Center, and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.
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A colonoscopy is a visual examination of the colon and rectum using a long flexible tube containing a small video camera. During a colonoscopy your gastroenterologist can evaluate the tissue lining of the large intestine and obtain tissue samples if necessary.
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An EGD or upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is a visual examination of the esophagus, stomach and the beginning of the small intestines using a narrow flexible tube containing a small video camera.
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An ERCP is an endoscopic examination of the bile ducts, pancreatic duct and gallbladder. An ERCP examination can help your gastroenterologist determine the cause of abdominal pain that may be related to duct blockage or to check for gallstones, open ducts, or collect tissue samples.
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A capsule endoscopy uses a small disposable capsule about the size of a large vitamin that contains a tiny camera to take pictures of the entire digestive tract. The capsule is swallowed and passes through the digestive tract transmitting images as it goes. This allows your gastroenterologist to see areas of the GI tract that are difficult to examine using other techniques.
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Hemorrhoid banding is used to remove hemorrhoids that develop in the lower rectum. The specialists at Acadiana Gastroenterology Associates use the CRH O’Regan System™ of hemorrhoid banding, which offers greater comfort and effectiveness than other hemorrhoid procedures.
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Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a visual examination of the sigmoid colon and rectum. It is used to detect ulcers, abnormal growths and inflamed tissue in the colon.
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Stretta Therapy is a minimally invasive treatment for GERD using radiofrequency energy to treat the muscle of the esophagus, remodeling the tissue, resulting in improved symptoms and a reduction or elimination of medication.
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