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visual examination of a cavity or canal using a flexible fiberoptic instrument called an endoscope

endoscopy

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endoscopy of the esophagus (esophagoscopy), stomach (gastroscopy), and duodenum (duodenoscopy)

upper GI

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endoscopy of the colon (colonoscopy), sigmoid colon (sigmoidoscopy), and rectum and anal canal (proctoscopy)

lower GI

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panel of blood tests that identify the specific virus- hep A (HAV), hep B (HBV), or hep C (HCV)- causing hepatitis by testing serum using antibodies to each of these antigens

hepatitis panel

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group of blood tests that evaluate liver injury, liver function, and conditions often associated with the biliary tract

liver function tests (LFT)

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measurement of the level of bilirubin in the blood

serum bilirubin

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test to identify microorganisms or parasites present in feces

stool culture

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applying a substance called guaiac to a stool sample to detect presence of occult blood in the feces; also called hemoccult

stool guaiac

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radiographic exam of the rectum and colon following enema administration of barium sulfate (contrast medium) into the rectum; also called lower GI series

barium enema

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radiographic exam of the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine following oral administration of barium sulfate. aka esophagram and upper GI series

barium swallow

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rad images taken of the gallbladder after admin of a contrast material containing iodine, usually in the form of a tablet

cholecystography

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imaging technique achieved by rotating an x-ray emitter around the area to be scanned and measuring the intensity of transmitted rays from different angles

computed tomography (CT)

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endoscopic procedure that provides radiographic visualization of the bile and pancreatic ducts to identify partial or total obstructions as well as stones, cysts, and tumors

endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

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radiographic examination of bile duct structures

percutaneous transhepatic choliangography (PTCP)

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radiologic examination of the salivary glands and ducts

sialography

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test that uses high frequency sound waves to analyze the reflected echos from anatomical structures and convert them into an image on a video monitor

ultrasonography

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US visualization of the abdominal aorta, liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas, kidneys, ureters, and bladder

abdominal ultrasonography

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representative tissue sample removed from a body site for microscopic examination, usually to establish a diagnosis

biopsy (bx)

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use of a large-bore needle to remove a core of liver tissue for histological examination

liver biopsy

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procedure that involves insertion of a nasogastric tube through the nose into the stomach to relieve gastric distention by removing gas, food, or gastric secretions

nasogastric intubation

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surgical joining of two ducts, vessels, or bowel segments to allow flow from one to another

anastomosis

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surgical connection of the ileum and rectum after total colectomy

iliorectal anastomosis

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surgical connection of two portions of the intestines; aka enteroenterostomy

intestinal anastomosis

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group of procedures that treat morbid obesity and its resultant health problems

bariatric surgery

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upper esophagus near the stomach is stapled vertically to reduce it to a small pouch. A band is then inserted that restricts food consumption and delays its passage from the pouch, causing a feeling of fullness

vertical banded gastroplasty

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stomach is first stapled to decrease it to a small pouch. Next, the jejunum is shortened and connected to the small stomach pouch, causing the base of the duodenum leading from the nonfunctioning portion of the stomach to form a Y configuration

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RGB)

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creation of an opening of a portion of the colon through the abdominal wall to its outside surface in order to divert fecal flow to a colostomy bag

colostomy

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procedure for crushing a stone and eliminating its fragments either surgically or using ultrasonic shock waves

lithotripsy

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use of shockwaves as a noninvasive method to break up stones in the gallbladder or biliary ducts

extracorporeal shockwave

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excision of a polyp

polypectomy