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  • Gastric Banding Surgery for Teens

    Gastric Banding Surgery for Teens (Lap band surgery) Gastric banding is a form of bariatric surgery. It is used to treat people with severe obesity who have trouble losing weight through diet or exer...

  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight-Loss Surgery

    Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight-Loss Surgery Procedure overview Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a type of weight-loss surgery that reduces the size of your stomach to a small pouch – about the siz...

  • BPD/DS Weight-Loss Surgery

    BPD/DS Weight-Loss Surgery If you are extremely obese and have tried without success to get your weight under control, your doctor may recommend a weight-loss surgery known as biliopancreatic diversi...

  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

    Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Procedure overview Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is one of the least invasive operations available for obesity. It is also one of the more eff...

  • MR Enterography

    MR Enterography (Magnetic Resonance Enterography) Procedure overview Magnetic resonance enterography, or MR enterography, is a minimally invasive imaging test that allows your doctor to obtain detail...

  • CT Enterography

    CT Enterography (Computed tomography enterography) Procedure overview CT enterography is a diagnostic procedure that uses CT imagery and a contrast material for a better view of the interior of the s...

  • Proctectomy

    Proctectomy Proctectomy is a surgical operation to remove the rectum, often as a result of cancer. If you have been diagnosed with rectal cancer, your treatment will depend on how far along your canc...

  • Colectomy

    Colectomy (Hemicolectomy, partial colectomy, or segmental resection) Procedure overview A colectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat colon cancer. The surgery involves removing a portion of the ...

  • Virtual Colonoscopy for Cancer Screening

    Virtual Colonoscopy for Cancer Screening Virtual colonoscopy is a procedure that is done to look for small polyps or other growths inside your colon. Polyps that grow on the inside lining of the colo...

  • Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery Procedure

    Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery Procedure (Types of bariatric surgical procedures which involve gastric bypass to some degree include: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass [RYGBP], biliopancreatic diversi...

  • Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery Procedure

    Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery Procedure (Other terms that may be used include: Gastric Banding Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Banding, Vertical Banded Gastroplasty) Procedure overview What is g...

  • Laparoscopy

    Laparoscopy (Peritoneoscopy, Gynecologic Laparoscopy, Pelviscopy, Exploratory Laparoscopy) Procedure overview Laparoscopy is a procedure used to examine the organs of the abdominal cavity. Laparoscop...

  • Appendectomy

    Appendectomy (Appendix Removal, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Open Appendectomy) Procedure overview What is an appendectomy? An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix, a tube about six inc...

  • Cholecystectomy

    Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal, Open Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy) Procedure overview What is a cholecystectomy? A cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder, a...

  • Liver Transplantation Procedure

    Liver Transplantation Procedure (Liver Transplant, Hepatic Transplant) Procedure overview What is a liver transplant? A liver transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased liver ...

  • Colostomy

    Colostomy Procedure overview A colostomy is an operation that creates an opening for the colon, or large intestine, through the abdomen. A colostomy may be temporary or permanent. It is usually perfo...

  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

    Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD, Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Upper GI Endoscopy, Gastroscopy, Esophagoscopy) Procedure overview What is an esophagogastroduodenoscopy? Esophagogastroduodenoscopy...

  • Colonoscopy

    Colonoscopy (Lower Endoscopy) Procedure overview Click Image to Enlarge What is a colonoscopy? Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the doctor to examine the entire length of the large i...

  • Sigmoidoscopy

    Sigmoidoscopy (Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Proctoscopy, Anoscopy) Procedure overview What is a sigmoidoscopy? A sigmoidoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the doctor to exam...

  • Cecostomy

    Cecostomy (Percutaneous Endoscopic Cecostomy, Laparoscopic Cecostomy Tube Placement, Antegrade Enema) Procedure overview Cecostomy is a fairly new surgical procedure that is used to clear the bowels ...

  • Pediatric Appendectomy

    Pediatric Appendectomy (Removal of a Child's Appendix) Procedure overview A pediatric appendectomy is a surgery that's performed to remove a child's appendix. The appendix is a small pouch that's att...

  • Liver Biopsy

    Liver Biopsy (Biopsy-Liver, Percutaneous Liver Biopsy) Procedure overview What is a liver biopsy? A liver biopsy is a procedure in which tissue samples from the liver are removed for examination unde...

  • Pancreas Scan

    Pancreas Scan (Pancreas Scintigraphy) Procedure overview What is a pancreas scan? A pancreas scan is a specialized radiology procedure used to assess the pancreas for the presence of a specific type ...

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Series

    Upper Gastrointestinal Series (UGI, Upper GI Series, GI Series, Upper Gastrointestinal Tract X-ray) Procedure overview What is an upper gastrointestinal series? An upper gastrointestinal series (UGI)...

  • Barium Enema

    Barium Enema (BE, Lower Gastrointestinal Series, Lower GI Series, Colon X-ray) Procedure Overview What is a barium enema? A barium enema is a radiographic (X-ray) examination of the lower gastrointes...

  • Barium Swallow

    Barium Swallow (Esophagography, Esophagogram) Procedure overview What is a barium swallow? A barium swallow is a radiographic (X-ray) examination of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract, specificall...

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

    Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP, ERCP of the Biliary and Pancreatic Ducts) Procedure overview What is endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography? Endoscopic retrograde cholan...

  • Abdominal Angiogram

    Abdominal Angiogram (Angiogram-Abdominal, Arteriogram-Abdominal, Celiac and Mesenteric Arteriography, Abdominal Arteriography, Abdominal Angiography) Procedure overview What is an abdominal angiogram...

  • Gallbladder Scan

    Gallbladder Scan (Cholescintigraphy, Liver-Biliary Scan, Hepatobiliary Iminodiacetic Acid [HIDA], Gallbladder Radionuclide Scan) Procedure overview What is a gallbladder scan? A gallbladder scan is a...

  • Liver Scan

    Liver Scan (Liver-Spleen Scan, Liver Scintigraphy) Procedure overview What is a liver scan? A liver scan is a specialized radiology procedure used to examine the liver to identify certain conditions ...

  • Abdominal Ultrasound

    Abdominal Ultrasound (Abdominal Ultrasonography, Abdominal Sonography, Abdominal Echography) Procedure overview An abdominal ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure used to assess the organs and struct...

  • Abdominal X-rays

    Abdominal X-rays (Flat Plate of the Abdomen, Abdominal Radiography, KUB [Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder] X-ray) Procedure overview X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of in...