Fort Worth Texas Gastroenterology

Services and Procedures

Colonoscopy - is the visual examination of the large intestine or colon.  It is frequently used as a screening tool for colorectal cancer, but also as a diagnostic test for disorders of the colon and rectum such as rectal bleeding, change in bowel habits and chronic diarrhea.


Upper Endoscopy (EGD) – Is the visual examination of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.  This test is used to evaluate conditions suchservices-egd.html as heartburn, ulcers, abdominal pain and other upper digestive disorders.

Upper Endoscopy (EGD)

Capsule Endoscopy – Is the visual examination of the small bowel by swallowing a tiny camera pill that takes pictures and transmits them to a recorder.  The images are then reviewed by the physician.

Capsule Endoscopy

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) – Is a procedure that combines the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat certain problems of the liver, pancreas and gallbladder.

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Bravo – pH monitoring and Esophageal Manometry determines whether or not you have acid reflux and the severity of the disease. Esophageal Manometry Is a test to assess motor function or peristalsis of the esophagus.

Bravo – pH monitoring and Esophageal Manometry

Hemorrhoids and Treatment - CRH ORegan System is a non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment that is fast and painless. Instead of grasping the internal hemorrhoid with a metal clamp, the new system uses a disposable suction device to minimize discomfort and complications. The physician places a band at the base of the hemorrhoid, and then the banded tissue shrinks and falls off in a few days.

Hemorrhoid Banding

Endoscopic Ultrasound - EUS is a diagnostic test which combines endoscopy and ultrasound into one procedure. Endoscopy allows for direct visualization of the lumen of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract using a small fiberoptic camera. The ultrasound device (attached to the tip of the endoscope) uses soundwaves to produce pictures of the walls of the GI tract, as well as images of surrounding structures such as the pancreas, liver and bile ducts. It is considered a minimally invasive procedure and is frequently performed on an outpatient basis.

Endoscopic Ultrasound

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