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What type of doctor can order an endoscopic ultrasound?

What type of doctor can order an endoscopic ultrasound?

Usually specialists: Endoscopic ultrasound (i.e. Eus) is performed by gastroenterologists who are specifically trained in this relatively new technique. The test is usually ordered by gastroenterologists, surgeons, and oncologists (cancer doctors), to check for tumors within and adjacent to the walls of the esophagus, stomach, and bowel. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: endoscopic ultrasound?

What is the definition or description of: endoscopic ultrasound?

Endo = inside: Ultrasound=sonogram=using sound waves to form a picture. Endo=inside, thus endoscopic ultrasound means performing an ultrasound from the inside, typically your stomach/gut, vagina, or even inside blood vessel, using an endoscope. It is a fascinating procedure. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read more

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Endoscopic Ultrasound: Can the gatroenterologist do anything besides just observe and take biopsies through to the pancreas?

Endoscopic Ultrasound:
Can the gatroenterologist do anything besides just observe and take biopsies through to the pancreas?

EUS-Pancreas: The use of EUS allows measurement and identification of abnormalities, and some measure of characterization as cystic or solid. Blood flow can also be evaluated. Physicians who do EUS may also have interventional skills to remove small tumors, create artificial drainage paths for pancreatitis, loosen tight areas of the duodenum or biliary ducts, etc. More extensive surgical tools coming ...Read more

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Would an Endoscopic ultrasound show an acute pancreatitis flare up? Or only damage/evidence of a chronic pancreatitis condition?

Would an Endoscopic ultrasound show an acute pancreatitis flare up? Or only damage/evidence of a chronic pancreatitis condition?

EUS for biopsy.: The EUS is used to find suspicious parts of the pancreas for biopsy, mainly to exclude pancreatic cancer. Acute pancreatitis is usually determined by symptoms & blood tests (amylase, lipase) but cannot distinguish if there is cancer under the inflammation. Repeated acute pancreatitis bouts lead to chronic pancreatitis, which is a risk factor (probably the main one) for pancreatic cancer. TTYD. ...Read more

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Is it normal to need an endoscopic ultrasound?

Is it normal to need an endoscopic ultrasound?

No, it is unusual.: Presumably, from the question, there is some disorder of the upper gastrointestinal tract. An upper GI series shows x-rays of the swallowing structures, stomach, beginning of small intestine. Upper endoscopy is passing a tube with a camera and seeing down to stomach, duodenum. If that tube can go into bile and pancreas ducts, ercp. If can also do ultrasound, it is endoscopic ultrasound (eus). ...Read more

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Why do I have to have an " endoscopic ultrasound" ?

Why do I have to have an " endoscopic ultrasound" ?

Endoscopic ultrasoun: It is a great test to look at the pancreas and take sample of any area which is abnormal. You need to request a pancreas expert for that procedure. ...Read more

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Which has greater risk for complications, an upper endoscopy or an endoscopic ultrasound?

Which has greater risk for complications, an upper endoscopy or an endoscopic ultrasound?

Both are the same: Both procedures require sedation and passing an endoscope(a thin flexible tube)through your mouth and esophagus in upper endoscopy and through the anus in lower endoscopy which is called a colonoscope.The difference is one is without doing ultrasound. Imaging and other with.Risks are 1infection 2bleeding 3(perforation) tearing of gastrointestinal tract 4reaction to sedation. ...Read more

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Pancreatic endoscopic ultrasound a way to find cancer?

Pancreatic endoscopic ultrasound a way to find cancer?

Potentially yes: Endoscopic ultrasound (eus) can be a good test to find pancreatic cancer if you have certain symptoms like yellowing of the skin (jaundice) or a ct scan that is vaguely suggestive of a mass in the pancreas. Eus has not shown to be effective in screening patients who are otherwise asymptomatic who are statistically unlikely to have any cancer. While safe, eus has known risks to the patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Endoscopic Ultrasound (Definition)

Ultrasound=sonogram=using sound waves to form a picture. Endo=inside, thus endoscopic ultrasound means performing an ultrasound from the inside, typically your stomach/gut, vagina, or even inside blood vessel, using an endoscope. It is a fascinating procedure. Have ...Read more