Interventional Endoscopy and Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy
The Interventional Endoscopy Group in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center offers a full spectrum of advanced endoscopic procedures and the latest proven treatments. Our specialists have decades of experience and the highest level of training in advanced therapeutic endoscopy.
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
- SpyGlass® cholangioscopy
- Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
- Therapeutic EUS, including biliary access, gallbladder drainage, EDGE and tumor ablation
- Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of gastrointestinal tumors and large polyps
- Treatment of Barrett’s esophagus and early localized esophageal cancer with EMR, radiofrequency ablation or cryotherapy
- Luminal stenting with or without fluoroscopy
- EUS-guided transgastric drainage of pancreatic abscesses and fluid collections
- Evaluation of pancreatic cysts, including the Pancreatic Cyst Evaluation and Surveillance Clinic and EUS-guided pancreatic cyst chemoablation
- Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy Procedure
- Double balloon enteroscopy
Working together to provide comprehensive care
The Interventional Endoscopy Group plays a major role in the screening, diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal cancer, such as esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, hepatocellular, biliary tract and colorectal cancer, and submucosal tumors. The most common procedure used to prevent colorectal cancer is colonoscopy. However, our approach to the detection, treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal cancer goes well beyond that. At Penn State Health, gastrointestinal cancers are managed through a multidisciplinary team that includes oncologists, cancer surgeons, gastroenterologists, pathologists, radiologists and others working together to provide comprehensive patient care.