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Tests & Treatments

  • Chemotherapy uses drugs to destroy cancer cells or to slow down their growth.
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is an procedure that uses X-rays and an endoscope (a lighted, flexible tube containing a camera) to diagnose or treat problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas.
  • Endoscopic ultrasound is an imaging procedure that doctors use to find and evaluate cancers and other conditions of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder and digestive tract.
  • Integrative medicine is the use of complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, counseling and massage, to manage disease symptoms or treatment side effects.
  • 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.