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Tests & Treatments

The following tests and treatments are some of the most common tests and treatments offered by specialists in this area. These specialists offer many other advanced tests and treatments for a wide range of medical problems. Please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) if you have questions about specific tests or treatments not listed here.

  • Acupuncture is a therapy that involves inserting needles into the skin to stimulate specific points (acupoints) on the body. It is based on techniques that originated in East Asia more than 2,000 years ago.
  • Biofeedback

    Biofeedback is a technique one can use to control the body’s reaction to pain or other stressors. Biofeedback uses electrical sensors to provide a person with feedback about activity in his or her muscles and nerves. This feedback can help the person learn to relax certain muscles in response.
  • Botulinum toxin is available as four brands: Botox, Myobloc, Dysport and Xeomin. Each is produced from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When eaten, the toxin causes a serious food poisoning called botulism. But when injected in very small amounts, it can be used safely to treat a number of medical and neurological conditions.
  • Colonoscopy

    Colonoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to examine the lining of the colon (large intestine) for abnormalities using a long, flexible tube and camera. A colonoscopy looks for signs of colon or rectal cancer and evaluates symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding and unexplained weight loss.
  • Couples therapy is psychotherapy to help partners in a relationship improve their interactions. Sex therapy is psychotherapy to help a couple improve their sexual relationship.
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

    Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a procedure to examine the lining of the esophagus, stomach and the top of the small intestine (called the duodenum). Another name for EGD is upper endoscopy. Doctors use EGD to help diagnose problems such as nausea and vomiting, heartburn, gastrointestinal bleeding, swallowing problems and certain pains (like abdominal or chest pain).
  • Hysterectomy is an operation to remove a woman’s uterus. The doctor may also remove the fallopian tubes and ovaries, depending on a woman's health needs.
  • During a laparoscopic procedure, a surgeon makes small incisions in the abdomen to insert a scope (a small, thin tube fitted with a camera) and other surgical tools. Surgeons use laparoscopy to diagnose and treat many conditions.
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

    Pelvic reconstructive surgery is a way to repair the pelvic floor, a sling of muscles and other tissues that support the bladder, uterus and other organs. The purpose of pelvic reconstructive surgery is usually to correct pelvic organ prolapse, which occurs when one of these organs bulges into the anus or vagina.
  • Physical Therapy

    Physical therapy can help people regain function, independence and quality of life after a stroke, injury or surgical procedure. It can also help people who are experiencing chronic pain or disability.
  • Psychotherapy

    Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, can be an effective treatment for a variety of mental disorders and other psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, adjustment issues and relationship issues. Common types of psychotherapy include cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy and couples therapy.
  • Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive technique that surgeons use. The technique allows for smaller incisions and more precise movements during surgery, which benefits patients.
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation

    Sacral nerve stimulation is used to treat urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence: A doctor implants a small device under the patient's skin (near the bottom of the spine) to stimulate the nerves that control bladder function or bowel movements.
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery

    Transanal endoscopic microsurgery is a procedure performed entirely through the anus and rectum. It can be used instead of abdominal surgery to remove certain large polyps and smaller cancers from the middle and upper rectum. Most patients go home the same day and can return to normal activities within two weeks.