Advanced Endoscopy, also known as interventional endoscopy, is a specialized procedure that is used to diagnosis and treat complex pancreatic and biliary disorders and potentially cancerous tissue in the gastrointestinal tract. Advanced endoscopy is performed by gently inserting a scope down the patient’s throat to examine the area of interest in the digestive tract, but unlike a regular endoscopy, it also involves the use of other equipment to open blockages, drain fluid, take tissues samples or destroy precancerous tissue. These minimally invasive procedures do not require incisions so they generally result in faster recovery, less pain and patients typically return home the same day.
We have highly specialized and experienced physicians who perform a variety of advanced endoscopy procedures. They evaluate patients with a range of symptoms and diseases including those with pancreatitis, biliary strictures and stones, unexplained abdominal pain, or anything gastrointestinal that seems abnormal.
They work closely with referring physicians to promptly perform procedures, consultations, and discuss management options. For complex cases, they use a multidisciplinary approach by consulting with other specialists and surgeons.
The following are examples of a few of the advanced endoscopy procedures we offer: