Procedures

The board-certified physicians at Cedar Valley Gastroenterology have in-depth, specialized training in diagnosing and treating of diseases of the digestive system, which includes the esophagus, stomach, colon/large intestine, pancreas, gallbladder, and liver. Our physicians’ experience and their commitment to patient-focused care helps create a comfortable, collaborative partnership to provide peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that allows video to be taken of the GI tract. By taking a pill that contains a miniature camera, the endoscopy passes through your digestive system during an eight-hour period.

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Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is used to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions within the large intestine, which is also called the colon. Colonoscopy is recommended for men and woman age 50 and above.

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Dietician Services

What we eat and drink has direct impact on our digestive system and any discomfort that results. A dietician can help evaluate your diet, recommend and oversee changes, and help you manage short-term and chronic gastrointestinal issues.

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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

During an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), dye is inserted in the pancreas and bile ducts using a flexible instrument called an endoscope. X-rays are then taken to outline these areas.

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Open-Access Colonoscopy

Men and women age 50 and older are advised to have a colonoscopy, which can be used to screen for colon cancer. Open-access colonoscopy gives healthy patients of this age the opportunity to schedule a colonoscopy without visiting a physician’s office prior to the procedure.

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Remicade Infusion

Remicade® (infliximab) is the newest medication used to treat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. It is given by a medical professional via an IV infusion over a two-hour period and is used to suppress inflammation in the gut.

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Sigmoidoscopy

The sigmoid colon is the last part of the large intestine prior to the rectum. Sigmoidoscopy allows physicians to examine the large intestine and rectum to check for abnormalities and take tissue samples, if necessary.

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Upper GI Endoscopy

Upper GI endoscopy, which is sometimes called esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), uses a lighted, flexible, fiber-optic endoscope to view and examine the upper intestinal tract. The upper GI tract includes the mouth, esophagus, and stomach.

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