Interventional endoscopy inspects the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and allows for surgical-type procedures to be performed. Miniature instruments can be passed through channels within an endoscope for use during the examination and procedure.
These minimally invasive procedures avoid complications associated with surgery and provide faster recovery times. Interventional endoscopy can be used for treatment of bile duct stones, gastrointestinal tract stenting, gastrointestinal bleeding treatment, and the diagnosis and treatment of tumors in the esophagus, stomach, biliary system, pancreas, small bowel, and colon. Patients can typically return home the day of procedure.