Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided procedures

EUS (Endoscopic ultrasound)

Brought into upstate South Carolina around 2000 by Dr. MP Veerabagu MD, AGAF, EUS combines endoscopy and ultrasound to obtain images and information about the digestive tract and surrounding tissues. In EUS a small ultrasound transducer is installed on the tip or endoscope which is inserted in the upper and lower digestive tract to obtain high duality ultrasound images of the organs inside the body. The physician can also use the ultrasound as a guide to get fine needle biopsy of lymph nodes and masses to help diagnose and stage any malignancy.

Pancreatic Pseudo Cyst Drainage

Brought by Dr. MP Veerabagu MD, AGAF into Anmed Health Systems, Pancreatic pseudo cyst is an organized collection of fluid formed around the pancreas as a complication or pancreatitis. We treat pancreatic pseudo cyst by endoscopic procedure which is non-surgical and minimally invasive in nature. It can also be performed even as an outpatient procedure.

EUS Directed transGastric ERCP (EDGE)

EDGE ( EUS Directed transGastric ERCP) In patients with prior Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery who need ERCP, EDGE is non-surgical endoscopic procedure. This avoids unnecessary surgery and it is performed as an outpatient procedure with no overnight stay. Currently EDGE is being done only in teaching hospitals.