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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Ercp (Overview)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography.


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What is an ercp like?

What is an ercp like?

Ercp: It is an endoscopic procedure where a small catheter is inserted in your bile duct or pancreatic duct to diagnosed or treat , stones , strictures or blockage. You need to select an expert to perform that procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Ercp (Overview)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography.


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How many are to many ercp?

How many are to many ercp?

It depends: Repeated ercps can sometimes be required to deal with recurrent or difficult-to-treat problems (i.e. Recurrent bile duct stones or a slow-to-improve narrowing in the bile duct). So, in certain settings, numerous ercps may be required to definitively treat a problem. In most cases, however, ERCP is a one-time procedure to address a specific problem. ...Read more

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What is an ercp procedure?

What is an ERCP?: Ercp=endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. This is an endoscopic test by which a small catheter is inserted into the papilla (opening of pancreatic & bile ducts) from the duodenum, thru which radiographic dye is injected. X-rays are taken to image the bile & pancreatic ducts. The technique permits stone extraction, sphincter enlargement, stent placement, more. ...Read more

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What can I expect after ercp?

Quick Recovery: Most patients experience only a small amount of pain and bloating in the immediate recovery period. The procedure is generally tolerated very well. Some people with have a sore throat, nausea or vomiting and a very small number will develop pancreatitis as a result of the procedure, but this complication is relatively unlikely. ...Read more

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Are there any known complications from ercp?

Yes: The most common complication associated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the development of pancreatitis after the procedure. This complication occurs in about 5% of people who undergo the procedure. Other complications include damage to the intestines, bleeding, and problems with the contrast dye or anesthesia used. ...Read more

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What are some possible complications of ercp?

What are some possible complications of ercp?

Several potential: The main ones are related to sedation risk, bleeding, infection, perforation, pancreatitis. Risks can vary with experience of the operator, and complexity of the case. ...Read more

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Will I feel normal immediately after my ercp?

Sedation lasts a bit: It will take some time for the sedatives given for the procedure to wear off. You might be groggy for the rest of the day. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Ricker
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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (Definition)

Tube inserted orally or nasally, down esophagus, through stomach to duodenum, then slight turn into the commond duct so that a pictures can be taken and/or contrast injected into the ductwork to see if there are blockages of the common duct (from gall bladder) or ...Read more