Small intestine bacterial overgrowth happens when extra bacteria is found in the small intestine. It is normal to have a small amount of bacteria in the small intestines; normal levels … Read More
The PillCam is a capsule that will be swallowed and has a tiny camera in it. The camera records and transmits images, allowing your doctor to see the middle part … Read More
Esophageal Manometry is a test that shows whether your esophagus is working properly. It measures the rhythmic muscle contractions that occur in your esophagus when you swallow and measures the … Read More
An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a specialized technique used to study the bile duct, pancreatic duct and gallbladder. An ERCP is a combination of two test: an endoscopy and … Read More
A sigmoidoscopy is an internal exam of the lower part of the large colon using a short, thin, flexible lighted tube (“scope”). It is inserted into the rectum and slowly … Read More
Upper endoscopy enables the physician to look inside the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first part of the small intestine). The procedure might be used to discover the reason for swallowing … Read More
A colonoscopy is an endoscopic procedure that visually examines the entire colon with a videoscope. The inside of the colon is then examined for any abnormalities that may exist. During … Read More
Because your intestines were completely cleaned out for your procedure, it may take a couple of days of eating solid foods before you have a bowl movement.
Due to the sedation given during the procedure, you should plan to rest at home for the remainder of the day. Most patients can return to work the following day.
Unless your Physician gives you dietary restrictions, you will be able to resume a normal diet immediately after your procedure. Occasionally, there is mild nausea from the sedative medications. You … Read More