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Advanced Endoscopy

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Endoscopic ultrasound is performed to provide your physician with detailed images of your digestive tract that other endoscopic procedures or imaging tests are unable to provide. It can help diagnose certain conditions that may cause abdominal pain or abnormal weight loss in addition to evaluating previously detected abnormalities including lumps or lesions. EUS is often used to diagnose diseases of the pancreas, bile duct and gallbladder when other tests are inconclusive or conflicting.

Drs. Hiral Shah, Shashin Shah, and Zachary Zator are proud to be three of only a few local physicians who perform endoscopic ultrasound among a number of other advanced endoscopic procedures.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a specialized technique used to study the bile ducts and pancreatic duct. ERCP is performed to treat stones, tumors, or narrow areas of the bile ducts. Many of the physicians at EPGI have extensive experience in ERCP and perform the procedure at Lehigh Valley Health Network – Cedar Crest and Lehigh Valley Health Network – Muhlenberg.

Double Balloon Entersocopy, or DBE, is also sometimes referred to as “push-pull enteroscopy”. It is the only endoscopic technique that allows complete examination of the small bowel. Dr. Anastasia Shnitser and Dr. Hiral Shah and Dr. Aaron Mendelson are proud to be the only local physicians performing Double Balloon Enterosocopy. They have been performing the procedure at Lehigh Valley Health Network – Cedar Crest Campus since December 2014.

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) therapy is a safe and effective treatment of Barrett’s esophagus. During RFA radio waves are delivered via a catheter to remove diseased tissue of the esophagus while having minimal impact to the healthy tissue. This process is called ablation. Treating Barrett’s esophagus is important because it not only removes diseased tissue, it can prevent the development of Esophageal Cancer.

Palmer Office

The Health Center at Palmer Township, 3701 Corriere Road, Suite 17, Easton, PA 18045
(610) 821-2828 | (610) 821-7915 (fax)

information@epgi.org

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
Hours Vary

Notable point:
Our telephone/patient calls will be answered starting at 9:00 am daily

Allentown Office

1501 N. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18104
(610) 821-2828 | (610) 821-7915 (fax)

information@epgi.org

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
7:30am-5:00pm

Notable point:
Our telephone/patient calls will be answered starting at 9:00 am daily