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A barium enema, also called a lower GI series, involves filling the large intestine with diluted barium liquid while X-ray images are being taken. Barium enemas are used to diagnose disorders of the large intestine and rectum
Biliary bypass surgery is done to help relieve symptoms caused by a blocked bile duct, which may be caused by cancer or other conditions, such as infection, scar tissue or gallstones.
Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the doctor to examine the entire length of the large intestine. We use the latest generation of endoscopic equipment, providing the clinical staff with the widest possible angle of viewing during the procedure.
Learn about endoscopy and how it is used at Northwell Health for testing and to take pictures inside of the body.
At Northwell Health, our gastrointestinal pathology team offers broad experience in adult gastrointestinal and pancreaticobiliary disease, including fine needle aspirations and biopsies, endoscopic biopsies and surgical resection specimens.
Sigmoidoscopy is helpful in identifying the causes of diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, abnormal growths and bleeding. It may also be used to obtain biopsies, remove polyps or hemorrhoids and screen for colorectal cancer.