Centers of Excellence

Therapeutics Center

Advanced Therapeutics – Interventional Endoscopy

“Advanced therapeutics begin when standard endoscopic procedures no longer serve the patient”

Expertise – Our team is made up only of highly trained expert gastroenterologists with advanced training in therapeutics.

Service – Our staff is available day and night to take your call. We work closely with referring physicians to provide the best possible care for every patient.

Partnerships – We partner with local hospitals to provide the best possible environment for services and the highest quality care.

Innovation – We often spare the patient from needing invasive surgery by using advanced endoscopic techniques to find, assess and remove abnormal tissue.

Our expert team can diagnose and sometimes treat a wide variety of complex gastrointestinal disorders, including:

  • Esophageal and pancreatic cancers
  • Large colon polyps
  • Pancreatic and bile duct stones
  • Pancreatitis
  • Barrett’s esophagus

Some of the other procedures we perform are:

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is most commonly used to diagnose and stage cancers. With it, physicians can determine whether cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes and detect tumors present in other organs, such as the pancreas, lymph nodes, liver and bile duct. Our team also uses it for evaluation and diagnosis of non-cancerous diseases.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedure uses an endoscope and X-rays to help physicians visualize tumors, blockages, and gallstones within the pancreatobiliary tree. It can be used to treat conditions that would otherwise be treatable only with surgery.

Enteral stenting

Some cancers can obstruct the normal openings within the gastrointestinal tract. Obstructions may cause great discomfort and interfere with digestive function. Our physicians use endoscopes to insert stents into narrowed areas in order to relieve obstructions. Enteral stenting does not cure cancer; we use it to improve symptoms and enhance quality of life.

In addition to a full range of Advanced Interventional Endoscopy Procedures, we also have expertise in:

  • Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)
  • Complex polypectomy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Barrett’s esophagus, radiation proctitis, and gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE)
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst drainage and necrosectomy
  • Palliative stenting of GI tract and pancreaticobiliary malignancies