This test measures the strength of the anal sphincter muscles, the sensation of the nerves in the rectum, and the reflexes that are needed to have a normal bowel movement.
A colonoscopy allows the doctor to view the entire length of your colon (large bowel) through a thin, flexible tube with a camera called a colonoscope.
Esophageal dilatation allows your physician to stretch or dilate your esophagus using small inflatable balloons.
This exam allows your physician to evaluate how strongly the muscles of the esophagus contract when you swallow and how competent the sphincter (valve) is at the end of the esophagus.
Esophageal pH/Impedance Testing
A thin, flexible tube with sensors is gently inserted through a nostril into your esophagus, and then connected to a portable pH monitor.
Similar to a colonoscopy, a flexible sigmoidoscopy allows your doctor to exam the lining of your rectum and a smaller portion of your colon.
H. pylori Breath Testing
This test can help diagnose the presence of H. pylori, a type of bacteria that can live in your digestive tract, causing ulcers in the stomach lining or upper part of your small intestine.
Hemorrhoid Banding Ligation
At Cary Gastroenterology we use the CRH O’Regan System®, a process considered more than 99% effective in treating internal hemorrhoids, and is covered by most insurance plans.
Hydrogen Breath Testing
This test measures hydrogen in your breath to diagnose several conditions that can cause gastrointestinal symptoms.
Upper GI Endoscopy
An Upper Endoscopy provides a clear view your upper GI tract, including your esophagus, stomach and the first portion of your small intestine, in the same way that a colonoscopy allows examination of the lower large intestine.