GI Procedures

Symptoms, Conditions & Procedures

GI Procedures

Anorectal Manometry

An anorectal manometry tests the muscles required to have a typical bowel movement and is typically performed on patients with fecal incontinence.

Argon Laser Therapy

Argon laser therapy is used to effectively treat multiple troubling GI tract symptoms such as dysphagia, mucosal lesions, hemorrhages, and strictures.

Capsule Endoscopy

A small bowel capsule endoscopy is a procedure where a small capsule is swallowed by the patient and used to take pictures of the inside of the body.

Colon Cancer Screening

Colon cancer screenings in Kansas City, MO are used to detect colorectal cancer and include tests like the flexible sigmoidoscopy and the colonoscopy.


A colonoscopy is an endoscopic exam used to detect and prevent colorectal cancer, and it is recommended you get your first at age 45.


An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is an endoscopic procedure where a scope is fed into the small intestines, allowing doctors to see inside.

Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a procedure to remove tumors, abnormal tissues, early stage cancers, and/or lesions from the digestive tract.


An enteroscopy is a procedure during which a long, thin tube is inserted into the mouth to assist in diagnosing maladies within the small intestine.


Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure where a scope is advanced into the small intestine as a diagnostic procedure.

Esophageal Dilation

Esophageal dilation is a process where the esophagus is expanded to help alleviate symptoms associated with the constricting of the esophagus.

Esophageal Manometry

An esophageal manometry is used to evaluate the contractile abilities of the esophagus to diagnose problems like swallowing difficulties and GERD.

Feeding Tube Insertion (PEG)

Feeding tube insertion, also known as percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, allows patients to be fed, hydrated, and medicated while unable to consume.


FibroScan is a non-invasive scan that uses a particular ultrasound technology to assess the occurrence of fibrosis and steatosis within the liver.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a diagnostic procedure where a scope is inserted through the rectum to examine the lower third of the colon's lining.

Hemorrhoid Banding

Hemorrhoid banding in Kansas City, MO is a method by which hemorrhoids causing discomfort can be removed by applying a rubber band to the hemorrhoid.

Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion)

Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy administers medication or supplements directly into a patient's vein, which can help treat certain GI conditions.


A sphincterotomy treats anal fissures by creating a small incision in the anal sphincter, which lowers the pressure and allows the fissure to heal.