EUS from your gastroenterologists in Oakbrook Terrace, and Chicago, IL, can protect your health.
Endoscopic ultrasonography, also known as EUS, is a more detailed, definitive diagnostic tool, often used in conjunction with conventional endoscopy. The gastroenterologists at Summit Digestive and Liver Disease Specialists in Oakbrook Terrace, and Chicago, IL, offer a wide range of gastroenterology services, including EUS to protect your health.
EUS uses sound waves to create images of your upper digestive system, including your small intestine, stomach, and esophagus. The images created by the sound waves are more detailed and definitive than conventional endoscopy. They can provide a more complete picture of the effects of ulcers, celiac disease, GERD, and other GI conditions.
You can benefit from EUS if you are suffering from:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Abdominal pain
- Chronic nausea and vomiting
- Frequent difficulty swallowing
EUS may also be used to confirm a diagnosis of:
- Esophageal injury or inflammation
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Ulcers or anemia
- Celiac disease
- Stomach, intestinal, or esophageal cancers
Before treatment, remember to avoid eating or drinking anything at least 4 to 8 hours before your procedure. Stop taking any blood-thinning medications or NSAIDs. You may be given a sedative to help you relax, so it’s important to bring a driver with you to take you home after the procedure.
During your treatment, your GI specialist will insert a thin, flexible tube into your mouth and guide it down through your upper digestive system. The tube has an ultrasound probe on the end which produces sound waves. These sound waves provide detailed images of structures and abnormal tissue or polyps. Tissue samples of abnormal areas may be taken for later biopsy, and polyps may be removed.
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To find out more about the benefits of endoscopic ultrasonography and how it can protect your health call the gastroenterologists at Summit Digestive and Liver Disease Specialists in Oakbrook Terrace, and Chicago, IL, at (630) 889-9889 today!