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Can I be sedated for my ercp?

Can I be sedated for my ercp?

Yes!: Due to the complexity of ercp, sedation is preferred. I haven't seen an ercp without sedation. Check with the gi doctor about the sedation for your procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. Tyler Berzin
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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (Definition)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is also known as ERCP. 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


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I am having an ercp procedure in the next few days. What should I expect?

Sedation: If you are sedated appropriately, the procedure should be comfortable and you will likely not remember it. You should feel 100% comfortable knowing the risk and benefits of undergoing this procedure before having it done. Talk to your GI specialist if you have any questions before the procedure. ...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 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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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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What are the possible reasons for performing ercp?

Reasons for ERCP: Possibilities: jaundice with the suggestion of blockage in the bile system, many other sources of pancreatic or biliary disease - eg gallstones in duct, pancreatic cancer, chronic pancreatitis, pseudocyst formation, evaluation of the sphincter between intestine and bile or pancreaitc ducts... In general, this invasive test with real possible side-effects, should only be done for a sound reason. ...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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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 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 (Definition)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography. ...Read more