Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS), or Endoscopic Ultrasound, allows us to examine your esophageal and stomach linings as well as the walls of your upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. The upper tract consists of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum; the lower tract includes your colon and rectum.
EUS is also used to study other organs that are near the gastrointestinal tract, including the lungs, liver, gall bladder and pancreas. While many gastroenterologists perform endoscopy or colonoscopy, relatively few are trained in performing EUS procedures”.
We will use a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope that has a built-in tiny ultrasound probe (like that used to examine pregnant women, only miniaturized). We will pass the endoscope through your mouth or anus to the area to be examined. Then we will use the ultrasound to produce sound waves which create visual images of the digestive tract.