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How invasive is an ERCP endoscopy? If an EU was preformed but nothing of note showed up what are the chances of being scheduled an ERCP if issues with the liver gallbladder and bile ducts are suspected? Is gallbladder removal more common than ERCP?

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In brief: It's invasive

It's not as invasive as surgery but it can have some significant complications therefore it's done only if indicated.
MRCP is often used as first test in place of ERCP and is not an invasive test. Most of the patients with gallstones have gallbladder removed without a need for ERCP

In brief: It's invasive

It's not as invasive as surgery but it can have some significant complications therefore it's done only if indicated.
MRCP is often used as first test in place of ERCP and is not an invasive test. Most of the patients with gallstones have gallbladder removed without a need for ERCP
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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine

In brief: No

Often an ERCP follows an US if it was negative.
It is a more precise test for looking at non calcified stones and other problems. Surgery should only be preformed if it will help you. Your doctors are doing the right management. All the best.

In brief: No

Often an ERCP follows an US if it was negative.
It is a more precise test for looking at non calcified stones and other problems. Surgery should only be preformed if it will help you. Your doctors are doing the right management. All the best.
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