Procedures

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Anoscopy

An anoscopy is an examination of the anus using a small, rigid, tubular instrument called an anoscope. Anoscopy is used to evaluate and diagnose problems of the anal canal, such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures (tears in the lining of the anus) and some cancers. ...Read More about Anoscopy...

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a visual examination of the entire large intestine (colon) using a lighted, flexible colonoscope that screens for colon polyps and colon cancer. To be certain you are comfortable and relaxed during your colonoscopy, you will be sedated through an I.V. In fact, most patients are asleep during the entire process and remember […] ...Read More about Colonoscopy...

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) enables your physician to diagnose problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. ERCP is used primarily to diagnose and treat conditions of the bile ducts, including gallstones, narrowing or strictures (scars), leaks (from trauma and surgery), and cancer; as well as the pancreas, including stones, narrowing or strictures, and […] ...Read More about Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)...

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure used to see inside the sigmoid colon and rectum. Flexible sigmoidoscopy can detect inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, and ulcers. The procedure is used to look for early signs of colon cancer and to help your doctor diagnose unexplained changes in bowel habits, abdominal pain, bleeding from the anus, and weight […] ...Read More about Flexible Sigmoidoscopy...

Hemorrhoid Treatment

About half of all adults over 50 have hemorrhoids. Traditionally, treatment included creams or topical treatments, which provide temporary relief, or surgery to remove them, which can be painful with long recovery times. Today, hemorrhoids can be permanently treated on a non-surgical, outpatient basis. Infrared Coagulation (IRC) is a procedure in which infrared light is […] ...Read More about Hemorrhoid Treatment...

HyGieaCare

HyGieaCare procedures are performed at Capital Digestive Care’s HyGieaCare® Center in a safe, private, sterile and comfortable environment. To date, over 15,000 patients around the country have chosen HyGieaCare with excellent results and high satisfaction. HygiPrep – A New, Easier Way to Prep for Colonoscopy HygiPrep offers an alternative to conventional oral preparation for colonoscopy. It […] ...Read More about HyGieaCare...

Infusion Therapy

Remicade®, Humira®, Cimzia® and Tysabru® are prescription medications given by injection to reduce the signs and symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, specifically moderate to severe cases of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Typically, these treatments are recommended for adults who have not responded well to conventional treatments or who have aggressive disease. These medications may […] ...Read More about Infusion Therapy...

Liver Biopsy

A liver biopsy is a procedure to obtain a sample of liver tissue so it can be examined with a microscope for signs of damage or disease. A liver biopsy is performed when a liver problem is difficult to diagnose with blood tests or imaging techniques, such as ultrasound, CT scan or MRI. Typically, a […] ...Read More about Liver Biopsy...

Upper GI Endoscopy (EGD)

An upper endoscopy procedure, also referred to as an EGD, can help detect and evaluate certain digestive conditions, including GERD and celiac disease. The procedure typically takes 10 to 20 minutes, during which you will be sedated to prevent you from feeling any discomfort. The experience is similar to taking a restful nap and many […] ...Read More about Upper GI Endoscopy (EGD)...