Complications may arise after any surgical procedure but with proper guidelines, thorough patient education, and strict compliance, the risk for developing certain acute and even life-threatening complications can be prevented.
If you or any of your family went through an ERCP procedure, here are the following home care recommendations to ensure full recovery and safety: Continue reading →
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that carries certain risks for patients and presents challenges for physicians. The slightest error by the physician can have horrific consequences.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is beneficial in specific medical cases. However, doctors and patients should be aware of the potential complications after ERCP.
Just because this procedure is common, that doesn’t mean it’s safe for everyone, or that it won’t result in complications.
Before an ERCP, all procedures and their risk factors should be discussed. After an ERCP procedure, the patient should be monitored to ensure that complications do not develop. Patients should be educated on how to recognize symptoms of ERCP complications. Many ERCP complications exhibit similar symptoms, such as fever, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Continue reading →
An ERCP is performed by a gastroenterologist. Gastroenterologists are specialists that have unique training and extensive knowledge of the digestive tract. Having a gastroenterologist experienced in ERCP is extremely important to the efficacy of the procedure. Highly-qualified gastroenterologists are likely to identify abnormalities and take timely action to treat conditions in the digestive tract. However, not all gastroenterologists have sufficient training to perform an ERCP correctly, which places the patient at risk. Continue reading →
The gallbladder stores bile, which is created by the liver and aids in digestion. This bile sometimes crystallizes and forms stones, called gallstones. Approximately one million Americans are affected by gallstone disease every year. Continue reading →