ARS Gastro and Liver Centre

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ERCP

ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) is a minimally invasive medical procedure used to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, and bile ducts. During the procedure, an endoscope is inserted through the mouth and guided down to the small intestine. Once in position, the endoscope can inject dye into the bile ducts and pancreas, allowing for the visualisation of these structures through X-ray imaging.
ARS gastro and liver centre specialises in providing excellent ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) services to ensure that the patient receives the utmost care and precision. We have a proven track record of achieving excellent outcomes for our patients, with a high success rate in diagnosing and treating various gastrointestinal and liver-related disorders.

Conditions treated using ERCP

Some of the conditions that are treated using ERCP at the ARS gastro and liver centre include:
  • Gallstones
  • Bile duct strictures
  • Pancreatitis
  • Cancer
  • Jaundice
  • Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction
  • Cholangitis

Benefits of ERCP

A few benefits of ERCP include:
  • Accurate diagnosis: ERCP provides accurate and detailed images of the bile ducts, pancreas, and other gastrointestinal organs, which helps in the diagnosis of various disorders.
  • Minimally invasive: ERCP is a minimally invasive procedure that involves inserting a flexible tube through the mouth and into the stomach and small intestine, which causes less pain and scarring than traditional surgical procedures.
  • Short recovery time: ERCP is an outpatient procedure, which means patients can usually return home on the same day, with a short recovery time of a few days.
  • Reduced risk of complications: Compared to traditional surgery, ERCP carries a lower risk of complications, such as infection and bleeding.
  • Effective treatment: ERCP can be used to treat various gastrointestinal and liver-related disorders, such as removing gallstones, opening blocked ducts, and draining infected fluid.
  • Improved quality of life: ERCP can help relieve symptoms of gastrointestinal and liver-related disorders, such as abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting, which can improve a patient’s overall quality of life.
  • Cost-effective: ERCP is a cost-effective procedure compared to traditional surgery, which can be expensive and require longer hospital stays.