You’ve been referred to have an Endoscopic Ultrasonography Procedure, or EUS, which will help your gastroenterologist, evaluate or treat your condition.
What is EUS?
Endoscopic Ultrasonography Procedures (EUS) allow your doctor to examine your esophageal and stomach linings as well as the walls of your upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. The upper tract consists of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum; the lower tract includes your colon and rectum. Endoscopic Ultrasonography procedures are also used to study other organs that are near the gastrointestinal tract, including the lungs, liver, gall bladder and pancreas.
Endoscopists are highly trained specialists who welcome your questions regarding their credentials, training and experience. Your endoscopist will use a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope that has a built-in miniature ultrasound probe. Your doctor will pass the endoscope through your mouth or anus to the area to be examined. Your doctor then will use the ultrasound to use sound waves to create visual images of the digestive tract.
Why is EUS Done?
EUS provides your gastroenterologist in Palm Beach Gardens with more information than other imaging tests by providing detailed images of your digestive tract. Your doctor can use Endoscopic Ultrasonography procedures in Palm Beach to diagnose certain conditions that may cause abdominal pain or abnormal weight loss.
EUS is also used to evaluate known abnormalities, including lumps or lesions, which were detected at a prior endoscopy or were seen on x-ray tests, such as a computed tomography (CT) scan. EUS provides a detailed image of the lump or lesion, which can help your doctor determine its origin and help treatment decisions. EUS can be used to diagnose diseases of the pancreas, bile duct and gallbladder when other tests are inconclusive or conflicting.
Digestive Center of the Palm Beaches is a full-service gastroenterology practice specializing in diseases of the digestive tract and liver. Our board-certified gastroenterologist Palm Beach utilizes a wide range of digestive endoscopy techniques, including Endoscopic Ultrasonography Procedures in Palm Beach.
Formed in 2005, Digestive Center of the Palm Beaches has two convenient office locations in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, as well as hospital privileges at Good Samaritan, St. Mary’s and Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Our gastroenterology center is fully certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
With over 80 years of combined experience, our gastroenterologist specialists perform thousands of procedures each year, including Endoscopic Ultrasonography procedures in Palm Beach. Our patients are in the hands of the most qualified and highly trained board-certified gastroenterologist in Palm Beach. Our physicians are the foremost experts in digestive wellness and gastrointestinal diseases in Palm Beach County.
Our center for gastroenterology is a doctor’s office, as well as an outpatient endoscopic facility in West Palm Beach, specializing in colon cancer screening and gastroenterology. We take pride in providing high-quality healthcare services in a warm and welcoming environment, where guests feel comfortable and secure.
The gastrointestinal doctors, nurses and staff appreciate the confidence and trust that you have placed in us. For more information on Endoscopic Ultrasonography Procedures, as well as additional procedures performed, please browse our website, call or visit one of our office locations, or feel free to send us a message on our ‘Contact Us’ page.