Gastroenterology Services

We provide a broad spectrum of comprehensive gastroenterology services ranging from treatment, diagnosis and prevention to research and education.

Our professional practice offers a wide range of gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, including colonoscopy, gastroscopy, biliary endoscopy and esophogeal motility tests, Colorectal Cancer Screening, GERD and liver diseases.

Comprehensive Gastroenterology Services

Bravo pH Monitoring System

A pH test measures the degree of acidity or alkalinity in your esophagus. The test period usually lasts 24 to 48hours, and measures acidity in two ways:

  • How often stomach acid flows into the lower esophagus 
  • Degree of acidity during the test period 

Information from the pH test helps your doctor diagnose GERD and plan your treatment.

Bravo pH Monitoring System
Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy enables your doctor to examine the lining of your colon (large intestine) for abnormalities. Your doctor will use a thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope, which has its own lens and light source, and will view the images on a video monitor. Please ask Dr. Bravo about anything you don't understand.

Colonoscopy
Upper Endoscopy

Upper endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine). Your doctor will use a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope, which has its own lens and light source, and will view the images on a video monitor. You might hear your doctor or other medical staff refer to upper endoscopy as upper GI endoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, EGD or panendoscopy. Please ask Dr. Bravo about anything you don’t understand.

Upper Endoscopy
ERCP or Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a specialized technique used to study the ducts of the gallbladder, pancreas and liver. Ducts are drainage routes; the drainage channels from the liver are called bile or biliary ducts. Please ask Dr. Bravo about anything you don't understand.

ERCP or Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
PillCam SB Video Capsule

The PillCam SB video capsule is a pill that you swallow that takes pictures of your small intestine, the organ that falls between your stomach and large intestine. It is the size a vitamin pill and has a miniature camera contained in it.

PillCam SB Video Capsule

Areas of Expertise

Esophagus
Stomach
Small intestine
Colon
Liver
Gallbladder
Pancreas

Other Services

Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Digestive Diseases
Evaluation for Potential Liver Transplant and Post Liver Transplant Care
Small Bowel Endoscopy
Endoscopic Placement of Feeding Tubes
Esophageal Motility Studies