From your issues with your bile ducts to problems with your pancreas, advanced endoscopies can help doctors prevent, diagnose, and treat a range of illnesses and conditions. The board-certified gastroenterologists at Hawaii Gastroenterology Specialists use a variety of advanced procedures and techniques to help you heal. If you live in or near Honolulu or Aiea, Hawaii, and need specialized treatment, contact the office today to schedule your initial consultation with gastroenterologists specially trained in advanced endoscopy. You can even book your appointment online.
Hawaii Gastroenterology Specialists offers multiple advanced endoscopy procedures, including:
Different endoscopy procedures can identify and diagnose different ailments. Your gastroenterologist may recommend one of these procedures to diagnose:
Your doctor may also recommend an advanced endoscopy to evaluate the growth of tumors and progression of diseases.
When you have an advanced endoscopy at Hawaii Gastroenterology Specialists, your gastroenterologist gives you a sedative to help you relax during the procedure. Once the sedative takes effect, your doctor may have you lay on your side or back on the table.
They spray a numbing agent in your throat and place a plastic mouth guard. Your gastroenterologist then inserts the endoscope through your mouth and into your digestive tract. The next course of action depends on the procedure your doctor’s performing. They may take pictures, remove polyps, or perform a variety of other functions.
Once the procedure is complete, your doctor removes the endoscope. The whole procedure can take anywhere from 15-60 minutes. Due to the sedative, you will need someone to drive you home.
If you’re in need of an advanced endoscopy, schedule your appointment at Hawaii Gastroenterology Specialists today, where experts in the procedure practice. Call the office or go online to book now.