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Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

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An endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a screening procedure that provides images and diagnostic information about the digestive tract, organs and tissues. The unique testing uses sound waves to create pictures of the internal organs and tissues. The endoscopic ultrasound allows your physician to gain insight and useful information about the digestive tract. To learn more about Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), please contact Central Florida Hepatology & Gastroenterology at 407.303.1812 or request an appointment on our website.

Your physician may receive useful information through detailed images that reveal chronic problems experienced. Stages of cancer may be evaluated through the use of the endoscopic ultrasound screening procedure.

The endoscopic ultrasound is used to:

  • Evaluate various stages of cancer
  • Evaluate various disorders associated with pancreatitis
  • Provide information about the intestinal wall, such as bumps or nodules
  • Provide a study of the lower rectum, anal canal and muscles associated with the region
  • Provide information about existing abnormalities, such as tumors in the liver and gallbladder

During the procedure the patient is sedated and an endoscope is inserted into the mouth or rectum. Your physician will monitor your heart rate and comfort level during the procedure. The nurse or physician also carefully watches oxygen levels and blood pressure. The insertion of the tube allows the physician to see inside the intestinal tract and reveal imaging on a television monitor. Sound wave testing may be used to locate and extract biopsies or small tissue pieces for further examination. The endoscopic ultrasound typically takes 30-90 minutes. Following the procedure the patient is usually able to go home. It is considered a same day screening and procedure.

The endoscopic ultrasound uses an endoscope that is flexible and can get close to the organ for detailed evaluation. The images are highly accurate and provide the physician with details through the images provided.

One of the most common reasons that your physician may recommend an endoscopic ultrasound is to determine why fecal incontinence occurs. The screening assists the physician in determining the causes for a variety of conditions.

If you would like more information about the endoscopic ultrasound, call your physician today. The procedure is painless and can provide accurate information about the upper and lower digestive tract.

To learn more about Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), please contact Central Florida Hepatology & Gastroenterology at 407.303.1812 or request an appointment on our website.