Upper endoscopic procedures
Upper endoscopy, also known as an EGD, enables Drs.
Mourani and Tarakji to examine the lining of the stomach, esophagus
or upper intestine using a flexible tube with its own microvideo
camera and light source. It is used to evaluate symptoms such as
upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing or
unexplained weight loss.
Drs. Mourani and Tarakji can diagnose inflammation,
ulcers and early stage cancer with this procedure. If tumors or
polyps are discovered during the procedure, they can often be removed.
Upper endoscopy may also be used to treat strictures (narrowings)
and bleeding lesions. The entire endoscopic procedure can take as
little as 15 minutes under the comfort of twilight sleep.
Drs. Mourani and Tarakji can diagnose and treat liver
disease and liver cirrhosis. If liver surgery or transplant is required,
you will be referred to highly-trained liver surgeons in the area, including those at local university medical
Colonoscopy is primarily used to examine the lining
of the patientís large intestines and rectum. During the procedure,
Drs. Mourani and Tarakji can diagnose ailments such as intestinal
inflammation, diverticulitis, ulceration and bleeding, colitis,
polyps and tumors. As with upper endoscopy, tumors, polyps and other
lesions can often be removed during the procedure, before they become
Do not fear endscopic procedures
Drs. Mourani and Tarakji fully understand that fear
might prevent you from having an endoscopic procedure performed.
Thats why they go out of their way to make you feel as comfortable
as possible. Youll relax in a state-of-the-art facility under
intravenous sedation. Youll find that your endoscopic treatment
will be fast, effective and comfortable thanks to their compassionate
Valley Digestive Health Center, Inc.
Endoscopic procedures (Colonoscopy and upper endoscopy) are performed at Valley Digestive Health Center, a state-of-the-art endoscopy facility. Please click here to learn more.