ERCP Procedure - Indications, Treatment, Surgery and Cost

At OMAR HOSPITAL latest endoscopic suite is equipped with world-class endoscopic equipment to perform minimally invasive major and supra-major endoscopic procedures.
Our team of the best gastroenterologist in Hyderabad and gastroenterology specialist are having extensive experience in performing ERCP test.

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    1What are the reasons that a person could require ERCP?
    If you have unknown abdominal pain or eye and skin yellowing (jaundice), gastroenterologist will advise you to go for an ERCP procedure. ERCP is the important diagnostic tool to find out the diseases and conditions related to pancreas, bile duct, liver and gallbladder; this may also reveal the following: Gallstones in gallbladder, may get stuck in the common bile duct The bile ducts could be blocked due to infection Complications in pancreatic or bile ducts Acute or chronic pancreatitis Bile duct or pancreatic duct fluid leakage Pancreatic pseudocysts The pancreatic ducts get clogged or narrowed Cancer or tumors of the bile ducts or the pancreas An ERCP procedure may be prescribed by a gastroenterologist for other different reasons as well.
    2Why is ERCP done before cholecystectomy?
    Gallstones and Gallbladder sludge is indication of cholecystectomy specially when pain in there. Small stone or some sludge can get blocked down in the common bile duct that can cause pain. ERCP procedure is performed before cholecystectomy to clear the common bile duct and remove the gallstones and sludge from common bile duct to avoid having recurrent pain and jaundice after gallbladder surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy).
    3What is a Sphincterotomy in ERCP?
    Biliary Endoscopic Sphincterotomy is an essential procedure in ERCP. In this procedure a gastroenterologist make the cuts in the sphincter that is situated between the common bile duct and pancreatic duct to remove the bile duct stones, to treat bile duct obstruction by placing stent or mesh based on the condition.
    4Can ERCP cause pancreatitis?
    As per the recent studies, after ERCP procedure around 3 to 10% patients might develop pancreatitis. Post-ERCP, acute pancreatitis is a common complication and it happens because of pancreatic enzymes get elevated due to usage of a guide wire for cannulation, X-ray contrast dye, a plastic tube and placement of a temporary stent.

    ERCP Procedure - Indications, Treatment, Surgery and Cost

    These are some situation when ERCP procedure is commonly suggested to the patients:
    • Diagnosis - diagnosing the problems related to pancreas, common bile ducts, gallbladder and liver
    • Stone Removal – to remove the gallstones that are struck in common bile duct not from gallbladder
    • Stent Placement – to place a stent when a person has narrowed or blocked pancreatic or bile duct
    • Biliary Endoscopic Sphincterotomy – to create small opening in common bile duct and pancreatic duct to help proper drainage of pancreatic, bile juices and small gall stones.
    • Stent Removal – to remove previously placed stent to treat the conditions of pancreas, common bile duct, liver and gallbladder.

    ERCP Procedure - Indications, Treatment, Surgery and Cost

    At OMAR HOSPITAL latest endoscopic suite is equipped with world-class endoscopic equipment to perform minimally invasive major and supra-major endoscopic procedures.
    Our team of the best gastroenterologist in Hyderabad and gastroenterology specialist are having extensive experience in performing ERCP test.