Gastroscopy is a study that examines the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (first section of the small intestine). Technically it is known with two terms: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy or Upper Endoscopy.
Colonoscopy is the best study available to examine the large intestine or colon. A camera is introduced through the anus, that visualizes the entire mucosa of the colon and the final part of the small intestine, known as the ileum.
Dr. Pablo Navarro is a gastroenterologist, a specialist in the entire digestive system. This system includes not only the esophagus, stomach, and intestines (small and colon), but also the liver and pancreas.
Polyps are benign tumors that involve the lining of the intestines (noncancerous tumors or neoplasms). They can be found in various locations in the digestive tract but are more common in the colon. Its diameter varies from 4 mm to several centimeters.
PEG stands for Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, a procedure in which a flexible feeding tube is placed through the abdominal wall into the stomach.
Hemorrhoidal veins are veins that we all have at the end of the rectum and their presence is normal. They generally don’t bother people.
Ligation of esophageal varices is a procedure that treats varices in the esophagus. Varices are dilated veins that, when bleeding, seriously complicate the patient with liver disease. Ligating them causes the varicose veins to disappear, little by little, avoiding the possibility of future bleeding.
Upper Digestive Bleeding originates from the esophagus, stomach, or the first part of the small intestine. Gastroscopy should be performed for its diagnosis and treatment.