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ercp alarming risk

Alarming Risk of Post-Pancreatitis After ERCP

ercp alarming riskMost patients undergo ERCP to diagnose pancreatic and bile ducts which act as passageways for bowel movement, and treat complications in the gall bladder, bile duct and pancreas. However, 10-15% of these patients are at risk of post-ERCP Pancreatitis (PEP).
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Gastric Bypass & ERCP

ERCP and Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass & ERCPGastric bypass surgery is an increasingly common medical procedure used to treat a variety of ailments, such as morbid obesity. In gastric bypass surgery, the stomach is divided into two separate sections – a small upper pouch, and a far larger lower pouch. The small intestine is connected to both pouches, allowing for normal digestion.
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When Is it Time for an ERCP?

Need ERCPERCP, or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, is a procedure that is used to examine the gastrointestinal tract and the pancreatic and bile ducts. This procedure is typically used when less invasive forms of testing have failed to conclusively diagnose an existing condition. ERCP may also be used to treat conditions immediately following a confirmed diagnosis.
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