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PROCEDURE EDUCATION

COLONOSCOPY

A COLONOSCOPY is a test where an endoscope is passed through the rectum and into the large intestine. Small samples of tissue (approximately the size of the tip of a pencil or a hang nail) are taken and the inner lining and tissue are visualized. The tissue samples are sent to a lab to be evaluated under a microscope by a pathologist. This procedure is usually done under general anesthesia. Eating and drinking restrictions will be given to you by the nurse prior to the procedure. In order to visualize the bowel during the colonoscopy, the bowel needs to be empty of fecal matter and you will be given a bowel cleanout regimen  prior to the procedure. You/your child may experience excess gas and/ or mild abdominal cramping after the procedure which is relieved as gas is passed. You or your child may be drowsy as an effect of the general anesthesia and should plan a quiet recovery at home for the remainder of the day. Normal activities may resume the following day...................

PEG TUBE PLACEMENT

Sometimes a child cannot eat enough or a child has a problem where he cannot swallow.  A feeding tube can help the child get enough nutrition to grow. A Percutaneous Gastrostomy or PEG is different from a surgically placed feeding tube. It takes a short time to place and it can be used within a couple of hours.....................

LIVER BIOPSY

A LIVER BIOPSY is a procedure done to take a sample of liver tissue which is then evaluated under a microscope by a pathologist. The procedure is done under general anesthesia. The patient is positioned on their back with their right hand above their head. The skin over lying the liver is then numbed with a local anesthetic. A sample of liver tissue is taken using a long fine needle. This only takes a second or two.  When the procedure is over a pressure dressing is placed over the site and the patient must lie on his right side for six hours..........................

EGD

An UPPER ENDOSCOPY is a test done by passing an endoscope in the mouth, the stomach and the beginning of the small intestine. Small samples of tissue (approximately the size of the tip of a pencil or a hang nail) are taken and the inner lining and tissue are visualized ...........

pH PROBE

A PH PROBE is a 24-hour test that measures the frequency that stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. It is done as an outpatient procedure and requires no sedation. You or your child will have a small flexible tube passed through one nostril and positioned in the esophagus.

Slight gagging may be experienced momentarily as the tube is passed. Placement is verified with a chest X-ray. The tubing is then attached to a recorder and you or your child may resume normal daily activities. You will be asked to keep a diary of your food intake, heartburn symptoms and position (sitting, lying down) during this time..................

CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY

CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY is a procedure that involves swallowing a small (the size of a large vitamin pill) capsule that will pass naturally through the digestive system while taking pictures. The images are transmitted to sensors that are placed on the abdomen.

Eight hours after the capsule has been ingested, the sensors are removed and the images are downloaded into a video. The capsule is disposable and will be excreted naturally in a bowel movement. Most people undergoing capsule endoscopy consider the test comfortable.................

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