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(Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)

ERCP is a sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic procedure scrutinizing the bile, pancreatic, and gallbladder. This minimally invasive technique utilizes an endoscope a flexible tube to navigate through the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum, reaching the targeted ducts. Contrast dye is then administered through a catheter to enhance visualization, allowing for detecting abnormalities such as gallstones, tumors, or strictures.
ERCP is diagnostic and therapeutic, enabling interventions like gallstone removal or stent placement to alleviate obstructions. This intricate procedure necessitates the expertise of a gastroenterologist trained in ERCP, typically performed under sedation or anesthesia.

Benefits of ERCP

Comprehensive Evaluation
ERCP thoroughly examines the bile and pancreatic ducts, enabling diagnosis of various disorders.
Diagnostic Precision
Using contrast dye and X-ray imaging, ERCP facilitates accurately identifying abnormalities such as gallstones, tumors, or strictures.
Therapeutic Interventions
In addition to diagnosis, ERCP allows for therapeutic interventions, including gallstone removal and stent placement, to alleviate obstructions.
Minimally Invasive
Despite its complexity, ERCP is minimally invasive, minimizing patient discomfort and promoting faster recovery.
Expertise and Specialization
ERCP is performed by gastroenterologists with specialized training and expertise in the procedure, ensuring optimal patient outcomes.

Expert Care, Exceptional Results with ERCP

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North Shore Digestive Medicine offers ERCP in Long Island and effective treatment for gastrointestinal disorders. Our experienced gastroenterologists specialize in performing ERCP procedures with precision and care, utilizing advanced techniques to ensure optimal outcomes for our patients. If you require an ERCP procedure or have concerns about your digestive health, schedule a consultation with us today. Let us help you achieve optimal gastrointestinal health and well-being.

ERCP is typically performed under sedation or anesthesia, ensuring patient comfort during the procedure.

The duration of an ERCP procedure depends on factors such as the complexity of the case and any therapeutic interventions required. It may take between 15 to 90 minutes.

While ERCP is generally safe, there are risks involved, including pancreatitis, infection, bleeding, perforation of the gastrointestinal tract, and adverse reactions to sedation. Your healthcare expert provider will discuss these risks with you before the procedure.

Preparation for an ERCP typically involves fasting for a certain period before the procedure and following specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider. You may also need to discontinue certain medications temporarily.

ERCP is recommended for various conditions affecting the bile and pancreatic ducts, including gallstones, tumors, strictures, and pancreatic disorders. Your healthcare provider will determine if ERCP is appropriate for your situation based on your symptoms and diagnostic findings.
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