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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
  • pancreas
  • liver

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



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.


The information on this website is to provide general guidance. In no way does any of the information provided reflect definitive medical advice and self-diagnoses should not be made based on information obtained online. It is important to consult a Gastroenterologist or medical doctor regarding ANY and ALL symptoms or signs including, but not limited to: abdominal pain, haemorrhoids or anal / rectal bleeding as it may a sign of a serious illness or condition. A thorough consultation and examination should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call a physician or call our office today and schedule a consultation.

Contact Dr Deetlefs

Room 109 Mediclinic Milnerton
Cnr Koeberg & Racecourse Roads
Cape Town
Tel: 021 551 8678

Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 4 PM

Additional address for Endoscopic Procedures:

Dr Eduan Deetlefs Inc
The Park Building, (opp, Vincent Pallotti Hospital)
Suite 304, 3rd Floor,
Park Road
Tel: 021 202 0626

Email: info @ gidoc.co.za

Vincent Pallotti Office hours:
8am to 3pm, 
Fridays:  Procedure day – in rooms scope facility 7am to 4pm.

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Our website information is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a doctor about your specific condition. Only a trained physician can determine an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.