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ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm The digestive system Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (en-doh-SKAH-pik REH-troh-grayd koh-LAN-jee-oh-PANG-kree-uh-TAH-gruh-fee) (ERCP) enables the physician to diagnose problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. The liver is a large organ that, among other things, makes a liquid ca ... Read on »
ERCP/Pancreatitis Part 1 by Jaime Wallace Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Jun 2009 12:22am Since the ERCP was what started this entire ordeal I thought I would post about what happened. We have both concluded that we were lulled into a feeling of things just being routine. Thinking that he would check in, get good drugs, wake up and go home. Unfortunately, as you know, that is not exactly how it turned out. It did start out routin ... Read on »
ERCP/Pancreatitis Part 2 by Jaime Wallace Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Jun 2009 12:22am I looked around the very crowded emergency room and was very worried that we would be waiting a long time to see a doctor. I approached the reception desk and explained the situation and how sick Rick was getting. I was handed some papers to fill out, and in my anxiety and fear I proceeded to fill out my name. I stood next to Rick as he sat in ... Read on »
ERCP by Jaime Wallace Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Jun 2009 12:22am Rick will be having an ERCP tomorrow (wednesday) afternoon. He has to check in at the hospital at 2:30 for a 4:00 procedure. It should take about 90 minutes, after which he will need to be in recovery for another 90 minutes. However, the outpatient unit closes at 6:00 so he will be recovering in a room in the hospital instead. Last time he ha ... Read on »
ERCP Gnomes by winnyninnypoopoo Facebook Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 10:03pm Yet Another Specialist Before The Headache, I had problems with pancreatitis. The problems started in 2006, got worse in 2007 and then I had a pancreatic and billiary sphincterotomy for papillary stenosis (Sphinter of Oddi Dysfunction Type I) done by ERCP in November 2007. I came out of that procedure with The Headache, but the pancreati ... Read on »
ERCP/Pancreatitis Part 4 by Jaime Wallace Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Jun 2009 12:22am Rick's IV continued to drip his only source of nutrition at a quick pace. It also pumped him full of different antibiotics and his pain meds. After around 60 hours without anything by mouth he was allowed to have his first drink. The doctor decided that after the retching had finally stopped, Rick was safe to try a liquid diet. The first thing he ... Read on »
ERCP Procedure Today by Daria Posted Mon 17 Jan 2011 12:00am Today I’m going into the hospital for an ERCP Procedure . I’m hoping the Doctors finds some bile duct obstruction that will help explain some of what is going on. And I'm hoping everything goes well and I will be home safe and sound by this evening.  If I’m not up to blogging tomorrow, I’ll be asking D to fill in some of the details of how I ... Read on »
ERCP/Pancreatitis Part 3 by Jaime Wallace Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Jun 2009 12:22am When we arrived on the fifth floor we discovered that Rick would have a roommate. Apparently the hospital was very full that night. I had this sinking feeling because I knew that I wasn't supposed to stay in the room when there is another patient in it. But little did I know that my mom was looking out for me and asked the nurses if I could stay ... Read on »
An Afternoon at the Radiology Dept by sawling Medical Doctor Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 6:04pm As i have mentioned earlier, I am currently based at Queen Margaret Hospital. One afternoon, I've decided to follow 2 of the patients that I clerked in to their ERCP. (ERCP = Endoscopic Retrograde CholangioPancreatography, is a procedure done to investigate whether there are any stones in one of the ducts in our body). I have never seen one done ... Read on »
About Endoscopy . by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Endoscopy is the visualization of the internal organs through the use of a flexible instrument inserted through the mouth or the rectum. Endoscopes utilize a video chip and strobe light so as to capture an image which is then displayed on a video monitor. This allows careful visual inspection of the entire lining surface of the organ be ... Read on »