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What is a Gastrointestinal Stent?

Esophageal, Colonic, and Enteric Stenting A gastrointestinal stent is an expandable, tubular support that is placed inside a segment of a gastrointestinal organ like the esophagus, colon, or intestine. It is used for treatment and palliation of an obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract due to various diseases. A stent is generally small (about the size […]

What is a Gastroscopy?

Gastroscopy: Examination of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Gastroscopy is a special procedure that is used by gastroenterologists to examine the condition of the walls and the lining of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This means that the procedure can check if your esophagus (a tube that serves a passageway, bringing food from mouth to the stomach), […]