Yale Medicine’s Interventional Endoscopy Program focuses on diseases of the pancreas, biliary tract, and gastrointestinal tract. We evaluate patients with a variety of symptoms and diseases, many of whom require advanced endoscopic procedures.
Our interventional gastroenterologists have extensive experience in complex procedures using techniques that require specialized equipment. Our physicians perform endoscopic ultrasounds with fine-needle aspiration of masses, cysts and lymph nodes located within the digestive tract and adjacent to it. This highly sophisticated technique is used to stage malignancies of the esophagus, rectum and pancreas. Our endoscopic ultrasound program is among the largest of its kind in New England and we perform approximately 1,500 procedures annually.
Other outpatient endoscopic procedures we perform include:
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), a diagnostic endoscopic procedure for the upper gastrointestinal tract
- Enteroscopy, an endoscopic procedure used to examine the small intestine
- Colonoscopy with difficult polyp removal
- Sigmoidoscopy stenting of the esophagus, duodenum and colon to treat obstructions