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Interventional Endoscopy

The interventional endoscopy group at Loyola University Medical Center uses state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat many conditions, avoiding the need for more invasive diagnostic procedures and surgery.  By using an endoscope (a thin flexible tube with a camera at the end), our team can use minimally invasive techniques to manage a wide range of medical conditions, including:

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal polyps: esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Achalasia
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Stomach cancer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)
  • Bile duct stones (choledocholithiasis)
  • Bile duct injuries and leaks
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Papillary stenosis – sphincter of oddi dysfunction
  • Colon cancer

Our interventional endoscopists, part of Loyola’s gastroenterology services, combine some of the most advanced technology with their extensive clinical experience to provide patients with an effective and safe alternative to invasive procedures.  These techniques can provide patients with a diagnostic and/or treatment option that has shorter recovery times and fewer complications, and can often be done on an outpatient basis.  

Some of our treatments and procedures include:

  • Complex endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) including Cholangioscopy/Pancreatoscopy (Spyglass) and Sphincter of Oddi manometry
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) with fine needle aspiration
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic stent placement
  • Endoscopic ablation therapy including radiofrequency ablation (Barrx HALO) and cryotherapy (trūFreeze)
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst drainage and pancreatic necrosectomy
  • Fiducial placement for targeted radiation therapy (Cyberknife and TruBeam)
  • Celiac plexus block and neurolysis (nerve block)
  • Video capsule endoscopy and single-balloon enteroscopy
  • Post-surgical endoscopy (bariatric and other gastrointestinal surgeries), including endoscopic management of complications
  • Complex colonoscopy, including incomplete and difficult colonoscopies
  • Stomach and small bowel feeding tube placement

In addition, our team members work closely with Loyola’s surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, transplant team, and other healthcare providers to provide patients with care tailored to their individual needs.  Our first priority is to provide patients with high quality care in a timely fashion.

Interventional Endoscopy Specialists


To refer a patient to one of our interventional endoscopy specialists, please call (708) 327-DOCS or (708) 327-3627.