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No: It is an outpatient procedure where an endoscope is descended through the mouth to look at the upper gastrointestinal tact, the patient is sedated lightly and some biopsies can be taken, but it is not considered surgery. ...Read more
Can a general surgeon do the following procedure: endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp)?
Yes: If they use EUS technique ( endoscopic us) ...Read more
Excellent question!: Screening means checking for something when you don't have any symptoms (e.g., screening mammograms). Diagnostic procedures are done in order to figure out what is causing some problem (e.g., mammograms to see what is causing a breast lump). A list of needed screenings by age can be found in an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more
Depends: A person would need to be consuming at least some gluten on a daily basis for 3 weeks prior to the studies for a biopsy to obtain tissue consistent with the diagnosis. That could be as little as a slice of wheat bread/day, but someone who has been avoiding gluten can make the study less accurate. Just looking (endoscopy) is not diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are some...: Detailed general and specific history & targeted physical exam will more surely provide a reasonable diagnosis, and tests merely confirms clinical suspicion but would not help how to treat and manage what might have been happening to you. Clinically, penile numbness suggests the nerve to the penis is being irritated by some causes. Ask doc on how to figure the things out for you. ...Read more
Yes, but inquire exp: All bariatric-only surgeons started as general surgeons. Surgeons who do a variety of procedures are sometimes your best technical operators. You do want to ask about experience. Also want to make sure he/she has a good after-surgery program. Finally, look for a compassionate surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Diagnostic assessment before fontan operation in patients with bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis: are noninvasive methods sufficient?
Not traditionally: I don't believe so. There may be some programs that will experiment with noninvasive pre-fontan imaging, but i believe that this is risky. The pressures are obtainable only by catheterization and this data may change the operation (e.g., whether or not to fenestrate the fontan to allow a pop-off of blue blood to increase the cardiac output.) catheterization also allows presurgical interventions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will the EUS cancer staging results likely be different if the procedure is performed by different endoscopists? Resource to find a good endoscopist?
EUS Staging: The accuracy of eus for assessment of t stage in esophageal carcinoma is 80–85% . Accuracy varies within each t stage and is generally best for T3 (liothyronine) and T4 tumors. Accuracy is least good for t2 tumors where it ranges from 65 to 73% possibly because of difficulty detecting foci of microscopic invasion. Check whether your endoscopy group is certified by the asge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does a gastroenterologist perform anorectal manometry? Are there any other doctors that perform this diagnostic test?
Many: Treatment probably includes diagnosis as well as therapy. Structures can be 'illuminated', tissue can be obtained (biopsies for pathologist to examine), bleeding can be halted, stones removed, areas of narrowing opened. How's that for starters? It can also be done as a complement to other studies to complete the evaluation process. If you've been offered one, you must discuss the rationale... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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