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Gastroenterology

A Meckel’s scan is an imaging test used to detect a Meckel’s diverticulum. This is a small, abnormal pocket that forms in the wall of your child’s large intestine.
Medical nutrition therapy is a type of treatment for people who are overweight. It's also for people with certain health conditions. During treatment, you will work with a registered dietitian to make a nutrition plan just for you.
Magnetic resonance enterography is an imaging test that lets your doctor see detailed pictures of your small intestine. It can pinpoint inflammation, bleeding, and other problems. It is also called MR enterography.
A pancreas scan uses nuclear radiology to search for, and sometime treat, tumors in the pancreas.
Proctectomy is a surgical operation to remove all or part of the rectum. Here is detailed information on this procedure.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a type of weight-loss surgery. Weight-loss surgery is also called bariatric surgery. It's often done as a laparoscopic surgery, with small incisions in the abdomen.
A sigmoidoscopy is a diagnostic test to check the lower part of your colon or large intestine (the sigmoid colon). This part of your colon is close to your rectum and anus.
An upper GI endoscopy is a procedure to diagnose and treat problems in your upper GI (gastrointestinal) tract. Read on to learn more about the procedure, including why you might need it, how to get ready for it, and what happens during and after.
Virtual colonoscopy (also known as CT colonography) is a procedure that is done to look for small polyps or other growths inside your colon. Polyps that grow on the inside lining of the colon sometimes turn into colon cancers.
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