ERCP-Endoscopic retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography

Patients with obstruction of Common Bile Duct or Pancreatic Duct due to stone, mass or swelling of surrounding structure ( inflammation) commonly have jaundice and abdominal pain. (See image)

For relief of this obstruction ERCP is a procedure in which we perform therapeutic interventions by using a “ Side-view Endoscope”.

This specialized endoscope allows a doctor to examine the opening of the biliary and pancreatic tract with duodenum and allows passage of guide-wire and other accessories for the procedure.

Removal of stones, relief from biliary infection and obstruction can be achieved and a stent in CBD and/or PD can be placed in same procedure.

This procedure avoids difficult and complicated surgery and helps patient to achieve good health with minimal morbidity.

Usually, ERCP is done as a day care procedure.

Patient has to stay empty stomach for 6 hours before the ERCP procedure.

The procedure is done under general anesthesia.

Prior to the procedure, usually doctor asks for a few blood investigations to see for the presence of infections, coagulation status of blood and effect of obstruction on liver functions.

  • If you are allergic to any drug inform your doctor.
  • Stay empty stomach 6 hour prior to the scheduled procedure. Do not receive food, water, tea or coffee 6 hours prior to the procedure.
  • Don’t carry your wallet, jewellery, mobile phones or any other valuables to the endoscopy room.
  • If procedure is planned under anesthesia, bring a relative with you who can drive you back to the home. Driving by yourself can be dangerous.
  • If you are diabetic inform your doctor about your drug dosage and schedule, as it might be necessary to change or skip a dose with regard to your fasting status.

You can contact us on contact details given below. Our contact persons will schedule an appointment with the doctor. After his consultation a procedure can be planned accordingly.

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