Carotid doppler ultrasound scanning is a painless procedure that measures the amount of blood flow in the carotid arteries. The carotid arteries are the two major arteries on each side of the neck that carry blood to the head.
For the first time ever, images of the entire small intestine are obtainable to assist the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. Capsule Endoscopy is a “state of the art” equipment.
Colonoscopy is a procedure in which your physician examines the colon lining, (large bowel), for abnormalities. This is done by inserting a flexible tube approximately as thick as your finger into the anus and advancing it slowly into the rectum and colon.
An echocardiogram, commonly known as an “Echo,” is done with ultrasound. It is a noninvasive diagnostic procedure which is safe and painless. A small hand held device called a transducer is used to take pictures of your heart. These pictures appear on a television-like screen and are recorded on videotape or CD rom.
Why is a banding done? Your physician will place 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, and that’s it. Once the hemorrhoid is gone so are you symptoms.
Upper endoscopy (also known upper GI endoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy [EGD], or panendoscopy is a procedure that enables your physician to examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, i.e.. the esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine) using a thin flexible tube with its own lens and light source.