Patient Benefits

Using the Olympus Aloka Diagnostic Ultrasound system, our team of advanced therapeutic endoscopists is able to diagnose and stage many disorders, including malignant and non-malignant diseases of the pancreatic, biliary and gastrointestinal system. EUS is used to:

  • Diagnose and stage cancers of the pancreas, esophagus, stomach, and rectum. EUS is able to assess vascular involvement, muscular invasion and the appearance of adjacent lymph nodes.
  • Detect the presence of stones in the common bile duct and the pancreatic duct
  • Survey and assess submucosal lesions including smooth muscle tumors, lipoma, and neuroendocrine tumors
  • Diagnose chronic conditions of the pancreas, such as chronic pancreatitis, dilation of the common bile duct, dilation of the pancreatic duct, pancreatic cysts and pseudocysts
  • Safely and accurately collect fluid samples the pancreas for biochemical analysis to assist in determining the malignant potential of these cystic lesions
  • Remove small non-invasive lesions through endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Celiac plexus block neurolysis for pain management in the cases of chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancers
  • Assess the degree of dysplasia in Barrett’s Esophagus to determine candidacy for ablative therapy