Digestive Institute of Arizona

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Get Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) Care At The Digestive Institute of Arizona

The Digestive Institute of Arizona values the significance of correct analysis for digestive health conditions. An Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) is a less invasive procedure by our expert gastroenterologists that allows for a detailed examination of your gut to aid in diagnosing and staging many conditions.

What is Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)?

An EUS merges endoscopy and ultrasound technology. The process utilizes an endoscope, a small, flexible tube placed either through the mouth or anus. An endoscope has a small ultrasound probe at the tip that uses sound waves to produce detailed pictures of the digestive tract including:
Compared to traditional endoscopy or X-rays, an EUS offers a more detailed view of your digestive system, and our doctors can detect anomalies that could escape detection by other techniques.

Conditions Diagnosed with EUS

The procedure called an endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a crucial diagnostic aid in various digestive system ailments such as:

Diagnosis of Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s disease is diagnosed through a series of tests. Your physician will discuss your medical history and symptoms, and you may undergo a physical examination. Here are some of the possible tests you may undergo:

EUS Procedure

Before your EUS procedure, you will be given detailed instructions concerning any dietary restrictions that need to be observed and any medication adjustments that may be necessary. The following steps are typically involved in this procedure:

Preparation

To help you relax, you receive medications and based on where the insertion is, we might use local anesthesia to numb your throat or rectum.

Endoscope Insertion

The endoscope is carefully introduced into your digestive system through the mouth or the anal opening.

Ultrasound Imaging

The ultrasound probe at the endoscope’s tip uses sound waves that produce a precise image of your digestive organs and tissues.

Tissue Sampling (Optional)

In some situations, while examining through an endoscope, your doctor will prick the tissue with a thin needle to take samples for further examination.

Procedure Completion

The endoscope is gently withdrawn after finishing the examination.

Recovery after EUS

After undergoing your EUS process, you will be watched briefly before being let go home. Your throat or rectum may feel slightly sore, but over-the-counter pain relievers can remedy this issue. One must adhere strictly to the diet and activity restrictions the physician gives after the procedure.

Why Choose EUS at Digestive Institute of Arizona?

An EUS at the Digestive Institute of Arizona has the following benefits:

Frequently Asked Questions

Typically, an EUS is not harmful and has minimal risks. However, there are hazards that can emerge during any other surgical operation such as bleeding, infection or drug allergies. It is vital for your doctor to explain these situations in depth before you get into the process of surgery.
Please follow the fasting directions and enquire about suspending medication use with the attending doctor.