Endoscopic Ultrasound

Endoscopic Ultrasound

EUS allows the physician to examine your stomach lining as well as the walls of your upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. EUS is also used to study internal organs that lie next to the gastrointestinal tract, such as the gallbladder and pancreas and to evaluate an abnormality such as a lump that may have been detected at a prior endoscopy.

For EUS of the upper gastrointestinal tract, you should have nothing to eat or drink for approximately six hours before the procedure. For EUS of the rectum or colon, a preparation process is required prior to the procedure to cleanse the colon.

During the procedure, you will lie on your left side on the examination table. You will be given a sedative to keep you comfortable and help you relax during the examination or anesthesia can be administered by a board certified anesthesiologist. The physician will insert a long, flexible tube and turn on the ultrasound attachment to produce sound waves that create visual images of the area.

The procedure generally takes between 15 and 45 minutes. You will need to remain in recovery for a short time after the procedure until the medication wears off.

Gastrointestinal Associates of Rockland

  • Gastrointestinal Associates of Rockland - 500 New Hempstead Rd., New City, NY 10956 Phone: 845-362-3200 Fax: 845-290-8180

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