Procedures

The pediatric GI nurses schedule these and can be reached at (352) 273-9350 or pedsgi@shands.ufl.edu for additional questions.

Upper Endoscopy (EGD)

This is a procedure done under anesthesia, where the doctor places a tube with a camera attached into the mouth in order to view the esophagus (throat), stomach and possibly the part of the small intestine. The patient cannot have anything to eat or drink after midnight the day of the procedure.

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Colonoscopy

This is a procedure done under anesthesia, where the doctor places a tube with a camera attached into the rectum in order to view the colon (large intestine). This requires a clear liquid diet and a colon prep (see below) the day before.

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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (Flex Sig)

This is a procedure done under anesthesia, where the doctor places a tube with a camera attached into the rectum in order to view the first 6-12 inches of the colon (large intestine). This requires a prep that will be explain in detail by the nurse scheduling the procedure.

ERCP

This is a procedure done under anesthesia, where the doctor places a tube with a camera attached into the mouth and advanced to the small intestine in order to view the pancreatic and or the gall bladder bile ducts. These are performed by the adult GI doctors. The patient cannot have anything to eat or drink after midnight the day of the procedure.

Liver Biopsy

This is a procedure done under anesthesia, where the doctor uses a special needle to take a small sample of liver tissue to view under a microscope.

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Rectal Biopsy

This is a procedure done under anesthesia, where the doctor uses a special needle to take a small sample of rectal tissue to view under a microscope.

Rectal Manometry

This test consists of a small balloon being placed in the rectum and then being inflated to test how the rectal muscles perform. This requires a prep that will be explain in detail by the nurse scheduling the procedure.