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HHS Digestive System

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures

Hepatitis Panel Panel of blood tests that identify the specific virus HAV, HBV, or HCV causing hepatitis by testing serum using antibodies to each of these antigens
Liver Function Tests (LFT’s) Group of blood tests that evaluate liver injury, liver function, and conditions often associated with the biliary tract
Serum Bilirubin Measurement of the level of bilirubin in the blood
Barium Enema Radiographic examination of the rectum and colon following enema administration of barium sulfate into the rectum
Barium Swallow Radiographic examination of the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine following oral administration of barium sulfate
Ultrasonography (US) High-frequency sound waves to analyze the anatomical structures
Biopsy Representative tissue sample removed from a body side for microscopic examination
Nasogastric Intubation Procedure that involves insertion of a nasogastric tube through the nose into the stomach to remove gastric distention or obtain specimen
Anastomosis surgical joining of two ducts, vessels, or bowel segments to allow flow from one to another
Bariatric Surgery Group of procedures that treat morbid obesity, a condition which arises from sever accumulation of excess weight as fatty tissue
Vertical Banded Gastroplasty Upper stomach near the esophagus is stapled vertically to reduce it to a small pouch
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RGB) Stomach is first stapled to decrease it to a small pouch, next the jejunum is shortened & connected to the small stomach pouch
Polypectomy Excision of a polyp