Gastroenterology Treatments and Procedures

To speak with a gastroenterology specialist in Easton, Md., call 410-822-6005.

At the University of Maryland Community Medical Group's Easton, Md., gastroenterology practice, we are skilled in performing procedures related to the digestive tract and liver. Learn more about the different types of treatments and procedures we offer.

Forms every patient should fill out prior to their doctor's visit:

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of your large intestine (colon) for abnormalities by inserting a thin flexible tube, as thick as your finger, into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon. This instrument, called a colonoscope, has its own lens and light source and it allows your doctor to view images on a video monitor.

Prep instructions:

If you're having your procedure at Eastern Shore Endoscopy, LLC, please print these forms, fill them out and bring them with you.

Important notice regarding colonscopy prep instructions:

Your physician will prescribe the procedure preparation that is suitable for you based on your health history and medications. Please remember that prep instructions are individualized for each patient and it is very important that you follow the prep instructions that have been prescribed for you. If you have any questions or have not received your prep instructions, please contact our office at 410-822-6005.


Upper Endoscopy/EGD

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.

Prep instructions:

If you're having your procedure at Eastern Shore Endoscopy, LLC, please print these forms, fill them out and bring them with you.


Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy lets your doctor examine the first two feet – or about half of your colon by inserting a thin flexible tube, as thick as your finger, into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and sigmoid colon. This instrument, called a colonoscope, has its own lens and light source and it allows your doctor to view images on a video monitor.

Prep instructions:

If you're having your procedure at Eastern Shore Endoscopy, LLC, please print these forms, fill them out and bring them with you.


Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a specialized technique used to study the bile ducts, pancreatic duct and gallbladder. Ducts are drainage routes; the drainage channels from the liver are called bile or biliary ducts. The pancreatic duct is the drainage channel from the pancreas.

Prep instructions:

  • Because this is an endoscopic test, please refer to the instructions for Upper Endoscopy/EGD  above.

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a procedure in which a flexible feeding tube is placed through the abdominal wall and into the stomach. PEG allows nutrition, fluids and/or medications to be put directly into the stomach, bypassing the mouth and esophagus.

Prep instructions:

  • Because this is an endoscopic test, please refer to the instructions for Upper Endoscopy/EGD above.

Infusion Center

We offer an infusion center for administration of medications used for the treatment of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.


Lynch Syndrome Testing

Lynch syndrome, often called hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is an inherited disorder that increases the risk of many types of cancer, particularly cancers of the colon (large intestine) and rectum. People with Lynch syndrome also have an increased risk of cancers of the stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder ducts, upper urinary tract, brain, skin, ovaries and uterus. We offer this testing in our office.