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Gastroenterology services and procedures

WSUPG provides the following services to patients in southeast Michigan:

  • Evaluation and treatment of digestive tract diseases, also known as the gastrointestinal or GI tract
  • Treatment of liver disease, including chronic hepatitis B and C

We also provide the following procedures:

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): Technique combining a flexible, lighted scope called an endoscope, with X-ray pictures to examine the tubes that drain the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. It is done for various purposes, including diagnosing gallstones, or liver, bile ducts and pancreas diseases. It is also used to evaluate persistent abdominal pain or jaundice, collect tissue samples or insert a drain.

  • Colonoscopy: Examination of the colon using a colonoscope, a flexible fiberoptic camera.

  • Gastrointestinal video capsule endoscopy: Painless procedure that uses a video capsule (swallowed by the patient) to examine areas of the small intestine.

  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy:  An examination of the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and upper duodenum with a small camera (flexible endoscope)  inserted down the throat.

  • GI manometry: Measures pressures within the esophagus while the patient is at rest and while swallowing.