- Acid Reflex
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Colon Polyps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Liver Disease (Hepatitis)
- Biliary Tract
A colonoscopy is a standard procedure for cancer screening and for the diagnosis of other colon conditions. During a procedure the doctor will use a colonoscope, a long, flexible tool that will transmit an internal image of the colon for diagnosis of abnormalities. Usually this procedure can take half an hour to and hour to complete.
Endoscopy is done to examine the digestive tract using a endoscope, a flexiable tube intrument with a camera and light. The image of the digestive tract will be shown on a monitor for diagnosis.
Paracentesis is a way for analyzing and sampling body fluid . A needle is inserted to the peritoneal cavity and ascitic fluid is removed for testing. The testing can help determine if infection, cancer, or ascites (a bulid up of fluid in the peritoneal cavity causes abnormal swelling) is present.