Category: Procedures

Upper Endoscopy

EGD or Upper endoscopy An EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) is a procedure where a surgeon passes a flexible camera about the size of your little finger in the mouth down into the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. It is usually performed under moderate sedation where the patient is sleeping but able to breathe on their own. Patients wake…
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Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a procedure where a surgeon passes a flexible camera about the size of your index finger in the anus and passes throughout the colon. It is usually performed under moderate sedation where the patient is sleeping but able to breathe on their own. Patients wake up with no pain and no recollection of…
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ERCP

An ERCP is a specialized, endoscopic procedure used to evaluate and treat disorders in the liver (bile) and pancreatic ducts. A flexible camera the size of your index finger is placed into the mouth and passed down through the stomach into the first part of the small intestine (duodenum). A tiny, pin-hole opening (ampulla) leads…
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Heart Burn Center

Esophageal pH monitoring/BRAVO Stomach acid that refluxes into the esophagus can be measured to diagnose GERD and determine its severity. A small, wireless chip the size of a pencil eraser is clipped to the lining of the esophagus. This chip sends information to a small receiver for 2 days. The chip then falls off and…
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Robotic Surgery

Dr. Dennis Orr specializes in Robotic Surgery in Youngstown Ohio using The da Vinci Surgical System. It is designed to provide the surgeon with enhanced capabilities which include high-def 3D vision and more precise movements. The robotic arms are controlled entirely by the surgeon at the console and can not act by themselves. Different surgeons…
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