Procedures

Gastroenterology, a sub-specialty of Internal Medicine, focuses on conditions and disorders of the digestive tract. At Washington Gastroenterology, we offer a wide variety of progressive, proven and patient-centered medical services including screening, diagnosis and treatment of digestive health diseases. Our experienced team of Board-Certified Gastroenterologists, advanced practitioners and specialists provide attentive care paired with modern methodologies, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, to treat patients in a caring and compassionate manner.

 

24-Hour Esophageal pH Study

A 24-hour esophageal pH study is used to measure the number of acid reflux episodes a patient experiences during a 24-hour period.

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Anorectal Manometry

An anorectal manometry study is used to show muscle function of the rectum and anal sphincter.

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Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule Endoscopy examines the lining of the middle part of your gastrointestinal tract.

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Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a common test that allows your physician to look inside your entire large intestine, from the rectum to lower end of the small intestine.

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Endoscopic Ultrasound

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) combines endoscopy and ultrasound to obtain images and information about the digestive tract and surrounding tissue and organs.

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ERCP

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that diagnoses problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas.

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Esophageal Dilation

Esophageal dilation allows your physician to dilate, or stretch, a narrowed area of your esophagus.

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Esophageal Manometry/Motility

Esophageal Manometry/Motility Study is used to assess esophageal function.

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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy enables the physician to look at the inside of the large intestine from the rectum through the last part of the colon, called the sigmoid colon.

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H. Pylori Breath Test

The H. Pylori Breath Test measures bacteria in the stomach that is associated with most stomach ulcers.

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Hydrogen Breath Test

The Hydrogen Breath Test is used for detecting abnormal bacteria growth within the small bowel.

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Infusion

Washington Gastroenterology offers personalized infusion therapies to support the treatment of IBD patients. 

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Upper Endoscopy

Upper Endoscopy is a procedure used to visually examine the upper digestive system.

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Hemorrhoid Banding

Hemorrhoid banding is a procedure in which the hemorrhoid is tied off at its base, cutting off blood flow, resulting in the hemorrhoid falling off and being eliminated.

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