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Esophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy (EGD)

This examination involves passing a flexible lighted instrument through the mouth, down through the esophagus (swallowing tube), and into the stomach and duodenum (first part of the small intestine) in order to obtain direct visualization.
What is a Colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a medical procedure that examines the large bowel (colon). The colonoscope (koh-LON-oh-skope) is the device used to perform a colonoscopy. This device consists of a long, firm but flexible plastic tube with a tiny video camera and light at one end.
What is an ERCP?

Endoscopic-Retrograde-Cholangio-Pancreatography or ERCP, is a test used to examine the ducts of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. These ducts are a system of drainage tubes called the biliary system that allow fluids to flow from the liver, gallbladder and pancreas into the intestines for digestion.
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