Advanced Diagnostic Procedures for Digestive Diseases

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
A doctor with glasses concentrates while conducting advanced diagnostic procedures for digestive diseases.

Yale Medicine's Priya Jamidar, MD, oversees a diagnostic procedure.

Credit: Robert A. Lisak

Diagnosing digestive diseases can be complicated and challenging. Physical exams, blood tests and imaging scans aren’t always enough. Sometimes, advanced diagnostic procedures are needed, particularly when detecting and treating diseases of the pancreas, bile ducts and gastrointestinal tract. 

In the Yale Medicine department of digestive diseases, our endoscopists (gastroenterologists who use a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it to see internal organs and sometimes deliver treatment) are highly skilled, trained and experienced. We perform many specialized procedures on an outpatient basis. These include endoscopic ultrasound, radiofrequency ablation (RFA), endoscopic mucosal resetion, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD with stent).

“Our goal is to give informative answers,” explains Yale Medicine’s Harry Aslanian, MD. “We have specially trained physicians and we work in a multidisciplinary fashion, which gives you the confidence that you are in the right hands.”