Procedures

Are you scheduled for a procedure? The list to the right gives some information about each procedure. It is by no means an exhaustive list. The information is provided for informational purposes only. 

There is additional information about preparation for a procedure found on our Getting Ready page. It is important that you follow all of the instructions carefully. You will play a key role in your procedure's success.

Also, please note that most of our procedures require some medication to be administered. You will need a driver to accompany you to your appointment and stay until you are discharged. It is very important that you follow all of your discharge instructions. 

Caring for our patients doesn't stop when you leave the building.



Hemorrhoid Banding

If you want to get rid of hemorrhoids permanently, we have the opportunity at Southwest Gastroenterology to band them by putting a rubber...

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TIF - Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication

We are proud to offer the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedure for the treatment of GERD.

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Weight Loss Options

Obesity is an epidemic in our country. It is estimated that over 32% of American men and more than 35% of women are obese. Being overweight carries...

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48 Hour Bravo pH Monitoring

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), is a chronic condition where stomach acid returns up into the esophagus. This causes burning, pain, burping,...

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Capsule Endoscopy

A capsule endoscopy is a procedure used to view the digestive tract with a small, swallowable camera. It is normally used to view the small...

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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a procedure that allows the gastroenterologist to view the entire length of your colon through a camera. A screening colonoscopy is...

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Esophageal Manometry

If you are having trouble swallowing, experiencing pain during swallowing, have chronic heartburn, or chest pain, your doctor may order an esophageal...

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EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy or Upper GI)

An upper GI allows your doctor to view your esophagus, stomach, and the upper portion of your small intestine. An endoscope is gently inserted...

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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Like a colonoscopy, a sigmoidoscopy examines a portion of your colon looking for precancerous polyps. But, what's the difference? A sigmoidoscopy...

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Halo (RFA) Treatment for Barrett's Esophagus

The sensitive tissue that lines the esophagus is not meant to be exposed to the harsh acids of the stomach that occurs during acid reflux. Over time...

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PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy)

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG tube) is a procedure where a flexible feeding tube is placed through the abdominal wall and into the...

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pH Impedance Study

The feeling of heartburn can be caused by acids from the stomach or by the movement of gas and air through the esophagus. It is hard to distinguish...

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