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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
Be done in...: Of course, ERCP can be done in the facilities with the needed scopes and setting for gastroenterologist to perform it. So, check the area hospital so to decide. Meanwhile, your existing doctor should be able to help you to locate one if you clinically need this procedure. ...Read more
Can a general surgeon do the following procedure: endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp)?
Absolutely: An ERCP is a test used to diagnose obstructions of the bile duct system. Sometimes an ERCP can be used to dislodge a gallstone stuck in the main bile duct. Sometimes a stent can be placed via ERCP into the main bile duct to relieve pressure as in an obstructing cancer. Ercp is one of the truly amazing advances endoscopic medicine has allowed. ...Read more
ERCP done, post procedure was SOD2P w/mild pancreatic duct dilatation. ? Does SOD2P mean? They did a stent also.
Is it possible to do IV sedation (twilight) instead of general anesthesia (unconscious) for impacted wisdom teeth?
Yes: Most oral surgeons i know do use IV sedation instead of general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth. Which is the best way to go depends on how many teeth they are removing, how difficult they expect the procedure to be, and your personal preference. Speak to your oral surgeon about which option is best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnose vs. therapy: Mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) or eus (endoscopic ultrasound) are sensitive alternatives to finding biliary stones. However, when it comes to removing stones in the bile ducts, a procedure is needed: ERCP (as you already know), percutaneous techniques via interventional radiology, or surgical duct exploration & stone extraction. When choosing, consider your age & comorbidities. ...Read more
Depends : Test would be done to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. Some deciding factors may include medical history, age, type of heart disease and lifestyle. Generally, someone who has had heart surgery prior would not be a candidate. Some surgeries include ASD and PFO repairs, removal of tumors, valve, bypass and a-fib surgeries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer