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Advanced Endoscopy

Erlanger is the region’s only hospital offering this innovative therapy for gastrointestinal disorders

Advanced Endoscopy, or interventional Endoscopy, is a specialized procedure to diagnose and treat complex pancreatic and biliary disorders and potentially cancerous tissue in the gastrointestinal tract.

Advanced Endoscopy is performed by gently inserting a scope into the patient’s gastrointestinal tract via the mouth or anus to examine the area of interest. Unlike a regular endoscopy, it also involves using other equipment to open blockages, drain fluid, take tissue samples, or remove potential cancerous tissue.

These minimally invasive procedures do not require incisions, so they generally result in faster recovery and less pain, and patients typically return home the same day.

Advanced Endoscopy Procedures
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to diagnose and treat liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas problems. This procedure combines the use of x-rays and endoscopy.
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound to visualize nearby organs through the gastrointestinal tract on ultrasound. Biopsies of these nearby organs could be performed non-surgically and drainage of collections could be performed as well non-surgically.
  • “Third Space Endoscopy” Techniques to treat motility disorders of the esophagus and stomach. It also allows the resection of potential cancerous tumors non-surgically.

Meet Dr. Sam

Advanced Endoscopy Specialist

Dr. Samuel Igbinedion specializes in evaluating patients with a range of symptoms and diseases, including those with:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Biliary structures
  • Stones and Tumors in the gastrointestinal tract
  • Motility Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract which include gastroparesis and achalasia

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Dr. Sam Igbinedion