Colonoscopy A procedure performed by Dr. Rodriguez, that uses a thin, flexible camera to check for abnormalities or disease in your lower intestine or colon.
The colon is the lowest portion of the gastrointestinal tract, a healthy colon is vital for a well functioning body.
Dr. Rodriguez uses a small PillCam to look into the lining of the small intestine. The small intestine, located between the stomach and the large intestine, is responsible for digesting food.
The small capsule allows to determine causes of unresolved symptoms such as diarrhea, bleeding or anemia.
Endoscopy, or EGD, for short, is a non-surgical procedure that allows the examination of the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract.
The endoscope, a flexible scope with a camera and light at the end, provides Dr. Rodriguez images for very close evaluation.
Dr. Rodriguez is able to run various biopsies and disease treatments thanks to the use of this scope.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy lets Dr Rodriguez examine the lining of the rectum and a portion of the colon (large intestine) by inserting a flexible tube about the thickness of your finger into the anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and lower part of the colon.
This allows Dr. Rodriguez to determine if some areas may need further evaluation, as well as to take biopsies for closer examination.
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, ERCP for short, is a specialized technique used to study the ducts of the gallbladder, pancreas and liver.