ERCP is a technique that uses endoscopy and X-rays to diagnose and treat problems of the bile ducts and main pancreatic duct, like gallstones, infections, tumours, and cancers.
An ERCP is Used to Observe, Diagnose and Screen the:
- diseases of the gallbladder
- biliary system
In addition, ERCP can be used to treat problems in these parts of the digestive system.
The Most Common Reasons for ERCP Include:
- Yellow skin or eyes (jaundice), light stool and dark urine
- Stones in the bile or pancreas duct
- A lesion or tumour in the pancreas, gallbladder or liver
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER ERCP?
You stay in the procedure area for up to 2 hours after your ERCP, until the sedatives wear off, then you can have someone drive you home.
You might experience a sore throat for a few days after the procedure.
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Room 109 Mediclinic Milnerton
Cnr Koeberg & Racecourse Roads
Additional address for Endoscopic Procedures:
Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital
Alexandra Rd, Pinelands, Cape Town
Telephone: 021 551 8678
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