Is endoscopic ultrasound invasive?

Is endoscopic ultrasound invasive?

Is endoscopic ultrasound invasive?

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a minimally invasive procedure to assess digestive (gastrointestinal) and lung diseases. A special endoscope uses high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the lining and walls of your digestive tract and chest, nearby organs such as the pancreas and liver, and lymph nodes.

What can I expect after an endoscopic ultrasound?

Some people have a mildly sore throat for a day or so afterwards. You may feel tired or sleepy for several hours if you have a sedative. There is a slightly increased risk of developing a chest infection or pneumonia following an endoscopy. Occasionally, the endoscope causes some damage to the gut.

Is an endoscopic ultrasound the same as an endoscopy?

Overview. An endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a specialized procedure that blends: Endoscopy — use of a scope to look at the inside lining of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Ultrasound — use of high frequency sound waves to see detailed images of the bowel wall and nearby organs or structures.

How long does a endoscopic ultrasound procedure take?

EUS uses a special endoscope with an ultrasound probe attached. Our doctors use EUS to evaluate and diagnose upper and lower digestive tract disorders. EUS takes approximately one to two hours and you can return home when it is finished.

How long does it take to recover from an endoscopic ultrasound?

Most patients will be fully recovered within 24 to 48 hours and can resume some normal activities.

How much does an EUS procedure cost?

On MDsave, the cost of an EGD with EUS ranges from $2,513 to $3,501. Those on high deductible health plans or without insurance can save when they buy their procedure upfront through MDsave.

What type of sedation is used for EUS?

For endoscopic procedures the use of midazolam, with or without meperidine, in combination with propofol is called balanced propofol sedation (BPS). It has been shown that BPS compared to propofol alone decreases total propofol doses required and increases patient comfort [4–6].

Can you see the pancreas with an endoscopy?

From the small intestine, endoscopic ultrasound can also be used to look at the pancreas, gallbladder, or bile ducts. For this test, an endoscope is fitted with a small ultrasound probe on its tip.

Can EUS cause pancreatitis?

Background/aims: The risk of developing pancreatitis induced by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS FNA) is relatively small. However, patients undergoing sampling through the normal pancreatic parenchyma or the pancreatic duct may have a higher rate of pancreatitis.