Capsule Endoscopy (Camera Pill)
In this test a Gastroenterologist uses a small Pill like camera to check for diseases affecting the small bowel such as Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease, ulcers, lymphomas and more. Small bowel diseases typically present as blood in the stools, black stools, bloating, diarrhea, weight loss, vague abdominal pain, gas pains and more.
Upper Endoscopy (EGD)
In this test a Gastroenterologist inserts Flexible endoscopic tube into the esophagus, stomach and small bowel. This test gives your doctor the ability to check for various diseases such as Blood in the vomiting, Trouble swallowing, Reflux, Hiatal Hernia, Ulcers, Celiac disease, Stomach cancer, Esophageal cancers and other diseases that commonly the Gastrointestinal system. Your Gastroenterologist will have the ability to obtain tissue samples called biopsies that will provide valuable information to reach a diagnosis and help take better care of you and your family.
PEG Tubes (Feeding Tubes)
Using an Endoscope, a Gastroenterologist has the ability to insert a feeding tube into your stomach. Feeding tubes are put in if you have symptoms trouble swallowing, weight loss, malnutrition to name a few.