Endosonography

What is Endosonography?

An ultrasound examination is common in medical practice. In this procedure, a device that generates sound waves is placed on the skin after a gel is applied to conduct the sound waves. The sound waves are harmless to human tissue, and allow examination of many organs of the body, including liver, kidneys, gallbladder, and ovaries. Sound waves are so safe they are often employed to assess babies as they develop in their mother’s wombs.

Most Common Diseases

  • EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
  • Transnasal EGD
  • Sİgmoidoscopy and Colonoscopy
  • Double balloon enteroscopy
  • Chromoendoscopy NBI and OBI with magnification for the diagnosis of early cancer and dysplasia
  • Endoscopicretogradecholangiopancretaography (E.R.C.P.)
  • Cholangioscopy
  • Pancreatoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography
  • Videocapsuleendoscopy
  • Percutaneous and laparoscopic liver biopsy
  • Patients should be nil by mouth six hours prior to EGD.
  • Patients scheduled for colonoscopy should be on a clear liquid diet starting the day before the procedure. Golytely which can be found in pharmacies should be mixed in a gallon of water and consumed between 16:00 and 21:00 hours, the day before the procedure, clear liquds can be continued until two hours before the procedure
  • Patients should be nil by mouth six hours prior to Endoscopic Ultrasonography and ERCP
  • Patients who are on Aspirin, Plavix and Coumadine should discuss with their physican about stopping these medications
  • Diabetic patients should discuss their diabetic medications with the physician before starting their preparation.