Interventional Endoscopy Program
Interventional Endoscopy Program

Digestive Disease Institute

Interventional Endoscopy Program

  • Overview
  • Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Meet Our Team

Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis Using Interventional Endoscopy

During the consultation at the Digestive Disease Institute, patients may be offered interventional endoscopy as a means of obtaining an accurate diagnosis for their symptoms. Certain interventional endoscopic techniques can be used to make a diagnosis by collecting biopsies. These techniques can also be used to clear certain blockages and/or narrowing of ducts (or tube-like structures) in the body at the same time that biopsies are obtained.

Treatment with Interventional Endoscopy

Treatment using interventional endoscopy will depend on the patient’s diagnosis. A diagnosis is made following consultation with the physician and several tests to determine the specific characteristics of the patient’s condition.

The Interventional Endoscopy Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi offers patients a wide range of state-of-the-art treatments for many conditions affecting the digestive system. Innovative procedures help patients avoid open surgeries, speeding up their recovery time and shortening their hospital stay.

Patients suffering from complications caused by a previous bariatric surgery may be treated using cutting-edge endoscopic procedures that are available for obesity and weight-related diseases. Treatment may include endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (separating off a part of the stomach without the need for an incision) and endoscopic balloon placement (inserting a balloon into the stomach to help the patient feel full faster).

Other interventional endoscopic treatments offered at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi include:

  • Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM): An alternative procedure used to treat achalasia, or difficulty moving food through the esophagus. During the procedure, a thin, flexible tube is inserted into the mouth and through to the esophagus.
  • Per-oral Pyloromyotomy (POP): A procedure used to treat patients suffering from gastroparesis.
  • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD): An alternative procedure to major surgery used to remove tumors of the stomach, intestine, and colon. During this procedure, a thin, flexible tube is inserted either into the mouth or the rectum and guided to the affected organ.
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): A surgery using a thin, flexible tube performed to treat conditions of the pancreatic and bile duct system, such as gallstones.
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS): A procedure using a thin flexible tube to diagnose certain diseases of the pancreas, such as tumors and pancreatitis.
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Meet Our Team

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s multidisciplinary Interventional Endoscopy Program is staffed by a dedicated team of caregivers. Caregivers involved in patient care for this program are:

  • Gastroenterologists
  • Surgeons who have training in advanced endoscopic techniques
  • Nutritionists
  • Endocrinologists
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