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    The following brochures are produced by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and American College of Gastroenterology.  Click on the desired links to find out more.

    American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

    Ensuring the Safety - UpdatedMake the Best Choice for Your Endoscopic Procedure

    Any facility in which gastrointestinal endoscopy is performed must have an effective quality assurance program in place to ensure that endoscopes are reprocessed properly.
    Ensuring the Safety - UpdatedEnsuring the Safety of Your Endoscopic Procedure

    Colonoscopy enables your doctor to examine the lining of your colon for abnormalities by inserting a flexible tube as thick as your finger into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon.
    Colon Cancer ScreeningUnderstanding Colon Cancer Screening

    Colonoscopy enables your doctor to examine the lining of your colon for abnormalities by inserting a flexible tube as thick as your finger into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon.

    Understanding ColonoscopyUnderstanding Colonoscopy

    ASGE encourages you to talk with your healthcare provider about colon cancer screening and encourages everyone over the age of 50 to undergo the appropriate CRC screening.

     

    Flexible SigmoidoscopyUnderstanding Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

    If your doctor has recommended a flexible sigmoidoscopy, this brochure will give you a basic understanding of the procedure - how it is performed, how it can help, and what side effects you might experience.

    Polyps and Their TreatmentUnderstanding Polyps and Their Treatment

    Polyps are benign growths involving the lining of the bowel (noncancerous tumors or neoplasms). They can occur in several locations in the gastrointestinal tract but are most common in the colon.

    EUS coverUnderstanding EUS or Endoscopic Ultrasonography

    EUS provides your doctor more detailed pictures of your anatomy. Your doctor can use EUS to diagnose the cause of conditions such as abdominal pain, abnormal weight loss, or to better evaluate an abnormality.

    Upper Endoscopy Cover Understanding Upper Endoscopy

    Upper endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine).

    ERCP cover updatedUnderstanding ERCP

    Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a specialized technique used to study the ducts of the gallbladder, pancreas and liver.

    Capsule Endoscopy Cover updatedUnderstanding Capsule Endoscopy

    Capsule Endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the middle part of your GI tract with a pill sized video capsule called an endoscope, which has its own light source, and will display the images on a video monitor.

    Esophageal Dilation cover Understanding Esophageal Dilation

    Esophageal dilation is a procedure that allows your doctor to dilate, or stretch, a narrowed area of your esophagus [swallowing tube].

    GERD coverUnderstanding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when contents in the stomach flow back into the esophagus.

    PEG Cover Understanding Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

    PEG is a procedure through which a flexible feeding tube is placed through the abdominal wall and into the stomach, allowing nutrition, fluids and/or medications to bypass the mouth and esophagus.

    Esoph Man Cover Understanding Esophageal Testing or Manometry

    The esophagus is the tube that connects your throat to your stomach. Muscle in the wall of the esophagus contracts to push food down to your stomach. A sphincter (muscle) at the lower end of the esophagus remains closed except when food or liquid is swallowed or when you belch or vomit.

    Diverticulosis CoverUnderstanding Diverticulosis

    Diverticulosis is a condition in which there are small pouches or pockets in the wall or lining of any portion of the digestive tract. These pockets occur when the inner layer of the digestive tract pushes through weak spots in the outer layer.

    minor rectal bleeding cover Understanding Minor Rectal Bleeding

    Minor rectal bleeding refers to the passage of a few drops of bright red (fresh) blood from the rectum, which may appear on the stool, on the toilet paper or in the toilet bowl.

    Understanding Barrett's EsophagusUnderstanding Barrett's Esophagus

    Barrett’s esophagus is a condition in which the lining of the esophagus changes,becoming more like the lining of the small intestine rather than the esophagus. This occurs in the area where the esophagus is joined to the stomach.

    Understanding Bowel Prep CoverUnderstanding Bowel Preparation

    Cleansing the colon before a colonoscopy is called bowel preparation, or “prep.” It involves taking medication that causes diarrhea, emptying the colon. The medication is taken by mouth, and comes in liquid or tablet form. You will also need to change what you eat during the day or two before the colonoscopy.

     

    American College of Gastroenterology

    Colon Cancer You Can Prevent It – Consumer Guide

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    Understanding Ulcers, NSAIDs & GI Bleeding – A Consumer Health Guide

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    Ulcers and Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Protecting Your Health

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    What You Need to Know about the Safe & Appropriate Use of Common Pain Medications – The Essential Facts for Consumers

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    Your Doctor Has Ordered a Colonoscopy. What questions Should You Ask?

    This succinct Q & A style educational piece features key questions that any patient undergoing colonoscopy should ask to ensure the best possible experience. Its informative tone reviews issues such as specialty training in gastroenterology and colonoscopy, as well as the experience and special skills of trained colonoscopists.

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    Virtual Colonoscopy. Frequently Asked Questions about CT Colonography.

    Recent media attention to news of a study on CT colonography published in December 2003 in the New England Journal of Medicine raised questions in the minds of many consumers. This brochure answers these questions in clear and concise language, offering a balanced perspective on emerging technologies and their role in colorectal cancer screening.

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    What is a Gastroenterologist? A Patient Education Pamphlet.

    This educational tool reviews the unique qualifications and skills of gastrointestinal specialists in straightforward terms. An essential patient education tool.

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    Folletos informativos sobre procidimientos endoscópicos de ASGE.

    PEB02_coverHaga la mejor elección para su procedimiento endoscópico

    Durante casi sesenta años, la ASGE ha establecido estrictos requisitos de membresía, incluida la capacitación comprobada en endoscopia gastrointestinal.

    Cómo compreder el examen papa descartar cáncer de colon

    Los exámenes tales como la colonoscopia y la sigmoidoscopia flexible pueden detectar pólipos (crecimientos pequeños, similares a uvas, en el recubrimiento del colon).

    Cómo comprender la colonoscopia

    La colonoscopia permite al médico examinar el recubrimiento del colon (intestino grueso) para descartar anormalidades.

    Cómo comprender la sigmoidoscopia flexible

    La sigmoidoscopia flexible permite al médico examinar el recubrimiento del recto y una parte del colon (intestino grueso) insertando en el ano un tubo flexible de grosor similar a un dedo y haciéndolo avanzar lentamente en el interior del recto y la parte inferior del colon.

    Cómo comprender la ultrasonographía endoscópia (EUS)

    Usted ha sido referido para que se le realice una ultrasonografía endoscópica, o EUS, que ayudará a su médico a evaluar o tratar su condición.

    Cómo comprender la endoscopia superior

    La endoscopia superior permite al médico examinar el recubrimiento de la parte superior del tracto gastrointestinal, que incluye el esófago, el estómago y el duodeno (la primera parte del intestino delgado).

    Cómo comprender la colangiopancreatografía (ERCP)

    La colangiopancreatografía retrógrada endoscópica, o ERCP, es una técnica especializada que se emplea para estudiar los conductos de la vesícula, el páncreas y el hígado.

    Cómo se garantiza la seguridad de su procedimiento endoscópico
    Cómo Comprender los Pólipos del colon y su Tratamiento
    Cómo Comprender la Endoscopia Capsular
    Cómo comprender la dilatación esofágica 
    Cómo comprender la Enfermedad del Reflujo Gastroesofágico
    Cómo Comprender la Gastrostomía Endoscópica Percutánea (PEG) 
    Cómo comprender la manometría esofágica
    Cómo comprender la diverticulosis
    Cómo comprender el sangrado rectal leve
    Cómo comprender el Esófago de Barrett 
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