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100 S. Ellsworth Ave.
Suite 507
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 342-7432

March 30, 2016
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Did you know? Upper endoscopy is more accurate than X-rays for detecting abnormal growths such as cancer and for examining the inside of the upper digestive system. In addition, abnormalities can be treated through the endoscope. For example:

1. Polyps (growths of tissue in the stomach) can be identified and removed, and tissue samples (biopsies) can be taken for analysis.
2. Narrowed areas or strictures of the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum from cancer or other diseases can be dilated or stretched using balloons or other devices. In some cases, a stent (a wire or plastic mesh tube) can be put in the stricture to prop it open.
3. Objects stuck in the esophagus can be removed.
4. Bleeding due to ulcers, cancer or varices can be treated.

 

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100 S. Ellsworth Ave
Suite 507
San Mateo CA, 94401