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Ampullary Polyps

The ampulla, or ampulla of vater, is where the pancreatic duct and bile duct join together to drain into the duodenum, which is the first part of the small intestine. A polyp of the ampulla starts out benign but can turn into cancer of the ampulla as it grows. At the Bile Duct and Pancreatic Diseases Program, part of the University of Michigan’s Division of Gastroenterology, our multidisciplinary team provides the newest, minimally invasive treatments for removing ampullary polyps, performed by experienced gastroenterologists with high volumes in these procedures.

Bile Duct Leaks

A bile duct leak can arise either as a complication of a surgery, such as gallbladder removal or liver transplant, or from trauma to the biliary system. At the Bile Duct and Pancreatic Diseases Program, part of the University of Michigan’s Division of Gastroenterology, our multidisciplinary team provides the newest minimally invasive treatments for bile duct leaks that are not widely available, performed by experienced gastroenterologists with high volumes in this procedure.

Bile Duct Stones

Bile duct stones are gallstones in the bile duct, which can start in the gallbladder and migrate into the bile duct, or form in the bile duct itself. The stones can become lodged in the bile duct, causing a blockage. At the Bile Duct and Pancreatic Diseases Program, part of the University of Michigan’s Division of Gastroenterology, our multidisciplinary team provides the newest in minimally invasive treatments for bile duct stones, performed by experienced gastroenterologists with high volumes in these procedures.

Cancer

The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center provides comprehensive cancer care, cutting-edge treatment, plus new therapies and clinical trials through our multidisciplinary cancer clinics.

Colonoscopy and Colon Cancer Screening

Colon cancer screening saves lives, and the board-certified gastroenterologists at the University of Michigan have performed more than 100,000 colonoscopies in the last 10 years, with U.S. News and World Report ranking our digestive disorders physicians group as the top program in the state of Michigan.

Crohn's Disease and the Small Bowel

At the Small Bowel Program, part of the University of Michigan’s Gastroenterology Division, our multidisciplinary team collaborates with the Inflammatory Bowel Disease program to diagnose and treat issues in the small bowel that relate to Crohn’s disease.

Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis (IBD)

The University of Michigan Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center is dedicated to the comprehensive medical and surgical treatment of adult patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, with U.S. News and World Report again ranked our Division of Gastroenterology as one of America’s best in Gastrointestinal Disorders.

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographies, also known as ERCP– a treatment tool as well as an examination and diagnostic tool for the pancreas, bile ducts, liver, and gallbladder – are performed by doctors from the Gastroenterology Program at the University of Michigan, ranked best in the state by U.S. News & World Report.

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Endoscopic ultrasounds, also known as EUS – a treatment tool as well as an examination and diagnostic tool for the lining and the walls of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract along with the gallbladder and pancreas –are performed by doctors from the University of Michigan Division of Gastroenterology.

Frequently Asked Questions about Colonoscopy

Frequently asked questions about colonoscopy, an examination that enables your doctor to examine the lining of your colon (large intestine), and other types of colon cancer screening tests, as well as information about where to get a colonoscopy at the University of Michigan.

Gastrointestinal Diagnostics & Procedures

The Gastroenterology Division at the University of Michigan provides specialized diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and services to diagnose and treat patients with a wide variety of gastrointestinal disorders. These services are all provided through the multidisciplinary Medical Procedures Unit, which is located in University Hospital. We perform approximately 15,000 procedures per year.

IBD School Video Series

To help you, your friends and family better understand Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the team of experts at the University of Michigan Crohn's & Colitis Program have created a series of short, educational videos called IBD School.

Liver Biopsy

A liver biopsy is a diagnostic procedure used to determine either the extent of injury in the liver or the cause of liver injury. Liver biopsies are performed by dctors from the University of Michigan, which is ranked best in the state for gastroenterology, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Pancreatitis

At the Pancreatic Biliary Program, part of the University of Michigan’s Gastroenterology Division, our multidisciplinary team provides minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment options for pancreatitis that are not widely available, performed by experienced gastroenterologists with high volumes in these procedures.

Pouchoscopy

A small bowel pouch is created surgically to serve as a stool reservoir for people whose large bowel has been completely removed. The pouch is usually located just above the anus, although rarely, it is near an ileostomy.

Sigmoidoscopy

A sigmoidoscopy – also called a flexible sigmoidoscopy because of the flexible tube used in the procedure – is an examination of the lower 20 inches of the colon known as the sigmoid colon. Sigmoidoscopies are performed by doctors from the the University of Michigan, ranked best in the state for gastroenterology by U.S. News & World Report.

Upper Endoscopy (EGD)

Upper endoscopy, also known as an esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD, is an exam of the upper gastrointestinal tract, consisting of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum, which is the first part of the small intestine. Upper endoscopies are performed by doctors at the University of Michigan, ranked best in the state for gastroenterology by U.S. News & World Report.