Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) & Procedure Instructions
ERCP & Procedure Instructions
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is used to diagnosis and treat disorders of the pancreas, bile duct, liver and gallbladder. ERCP treatments may include sphincterotomy to treat gallstones or other blockage; stenting to relieve jaundice; nasobiliary tube placement to help the drainage of bile and allow for further X-rays once clear; or rendezvous procedure/transhepatic cholangiogram to allow for the placement of drainage catheters or guide wires.
Note: The information in this section is provided as a supplement to information discussed with your healthcare provider. It is not intended to serve as a complete description of a particular topic or substitute for a clinic visit.