PROCEDURES PERFORMED

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Facts

  • More than one-third of colorectal cancer deaths could be avoided if all eligible individual participated in regular screening.
  • Men and women are at equal risk of developing colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer screening is safe and effective

Risk Factors
You are at average risk for colorectal cancer if you are age 50 or older and have none of the following risk factors.

Increased Risk Factors
You are at increased risk for colorectal cancer if you have:

  • Personal history of colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyps
  • Family history – one or more parents, siblings, or children – with colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyps]
  • Family history of multiple cancers, involving the breast, ovary, uterus and other organs.
  • Personal history of inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
  • Inherited syndrome such as Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP), which leads to hundreds of polyps in the colon or rectum during the teen years; generally one of these develops into cancer by age 30.
  • Lynch Syndrome (Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colon Cancer) which is not characterized by a large number of polyps as a warning sign.

Colonoscopies

  • Are recommended every 10 years after age 50 for average-risk individuals.
  • Patients with other risk factors should talk to their gastroenterologist about other screening intervals
  • The procedure involves the examination of the colon by use of a long, flexible, lighted tube-called the colonoscope through which the doctor can view the entire colon and rectum for polyps or cancer, and during the same exam remove pre-cancerous polyps.

Scheduling

  • Colonoscopies can be scheduled at Endoscopy Center located inside our Hoffman Estates Clinic. Click Here for more information.
  • Our skilled physicians perform over 5,000 colonoscopies every year! Call us today to schedule yours. Don’t wait until symptoms show up.
  • If you have insurance benefits for screening colonoscopy, and you have an order from your doctor requesting a screening colonoscopy, you may call 847-839-2541 to set up your procedure without seeing our physician first.
  • There may be medical reasons identified during your initial call that may require you to see the doctor prior to the procedure.

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Gastrointestinal endoscopy also called esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). The purpose of this test is to identify any abnormalities in your esophagus, stomach and/or duodenum by passing a flexible fiberoptic tube through your mouth and down the back of the throat into the esophagus. The results obtained from this test may explain the cause of symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, reflux, or difficulty swallowing.

Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule Endoscopy helps your doctor determine the cause for recurrent or persistent symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding or anemia after a gastroscopy and colonoscopy has been performed without revealing a diagnosis. In certain chronic gastrointestinal diseases the method can also help to evaluate the effect of therapeutics. You doctor might use Capsule Endoscopy to obtain motility data such as gastric or small bowel passage time. Capsule Endoscopy will provide your doctor with pictures of your small intestine. It enables your doctor to examine the three portions (duodenum, jejunum, ileum) of your small intestine. Your doctor will use a vitamin-pill sized video capsule as an endoscope, which has its own lens and light source. While the video capsule travels through your body, images are sent to a data recorder you will wear on a waist belt. Afterwards, your doctor will view the images on a video monitor.

Hemorrhoid Treatment

Facts

  • Hemorrhoids affect more than half the population at some point in their lives.
  • You don’t have to live with them. Consider hemorrhoid banding…

Hemorrhoid Banding

  • Done right in our office – quick, easy, convenient
  • This procedure involves our physician placing a tiny rubber band around the internal hemorrhoid to cut off its blood supply. The hemorrhoid then shrinks and falls off within a day or so, usually without you noticing. That’s it!
  • Requires no medication and virtually no recovery time.
  • Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our trained physicians – (847) 843-0726
  • Our Physicians perform more than 250 Hemorrhoid Bandings per year!

Other Procedures

  • Small Bowel Capsule Entersocopy
  • Enteroscopy

Advanced Therapeutic and Interventional GI Procedures

  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound)
  • Sphincter of Oddi Manometery
  • Choledochoscopy and Pancreaticoscopy
  • Esophageal, Colonic and Enteral Stenting

 

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