Procedures

Our Physicians perform the following procedures:

Upper Endoscopy: 

An upper endoscopy is a procedure to look at the interior lining of esophagus, stomach, and the first part of your small intestine (duodenum). Through the endoscope, ulcers, inflammation, tumors, infection, or bleeding can be examined. Tissue samples can be collected (biopsy), polyps can be removed, and bleeding can be treated through the endoscope. Endoscopy can reveal problems that do not show up on X-ray tests, and it can sometimes eliminate the need for exploratory surgery.

Colonoscopy:

A colonoscopy is an outpatient procedure in which the inside of the large intestine (colon and rectum) is examined. A colonoscopy is commonly used to evaluate gastrointestinal symptoms, such as rectal and intestinal bleeding, abdominal pain, or changes in bowel habits and weight loss.

Colonoscopies are also performed in individuals without symptoms to check for colorectal polyps or cancer. A screening colonoscopy is recommended for anyone 50 years of age or older, and for anyone 40 years of age or older if a first degree relative has a history of colorectal cancer or polyps.

Hemorrhoid Banding:

Dr. Fan is certified to perform hemorrhoid banding using the CRH O’ Regan system. This method offers an innovative way to remove hemorrhoids with no pain, surgery, or recovery time. This is a comfortable and gentle procedure and takes less than one minute to finish. Patients can resume their daily schedule without any downtime.

Small bowel capsule endoscopy:

Capsule endoscopy with PillCamTM SB video capsule enables us to detect and diagnose disorders of the small intestine, including Crohn’s disease, small bowel tumors, and malabsorption disorders such as celiac disease.

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS):

EUS is a minimally invasive procedure to assess digestive (gastrointestinal) and lung diseases. A special endoscope uses high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the lining and walls of your digestive tract and chest, nearby organs such as the pancreas and liver, and lymph nodes.   When combined with a procedure called fine-needle aspiration, EUS allows your doctor to sample (biopsy) fluid and tissue from your abdomen or chest for analysis. EUS techniques are also used in certain treatments, such as draining pseudocysts.