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Endoscopic Ultrasonography

Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Procedures

An endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) allows your doctor to examine the lining of your esophagus, stomach, and the walls of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. This procedure can also be used to view nearby structures such as the lungs, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.

EUS is not a routine procedure. Your doctor will likely only recommend this test if they need to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. It may also be recommended for patients with cancer to view how far the cancer has spread and whether or not treatment has made any progress.

What to Expect for Your EUS Appointment

EUS is an outpatient procedure, meaning you come in for your appointment and leave the hospital or clinic within the same day. The test itself takes an hour, roughly, but you may be at the hospital for several hours for pre-operative preparation and recovery. Sedatives are provided to help you relax, so you will need to have someone drive you home as it will be unsafe for you to operate a vehicle for the next 24 hours.

Your stomach will need to be empty in order for the physician to obtain detailed images. You will need to fast for eight hours before the procedure, avoiding food and drink, including water. Once you have fallen asleep from the sedative, the doctor will insert an endoscope with an attached ultrasound device through the throat or rectum. The doctor will then perform an examination and remove the endoscope.

Your doctor may discuss the results of the EUS with you the same day as the operation or during a follow-up visit. Depending on what was discovered, further treatments may be necessary.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-5000
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
300 2nd Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 923-7250
Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
600 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 363-1900
Pediatric Subspecialty Center at Toms River - The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth
67 Route 37 West
Riverwood 2 Building – 3rd Floor
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-3541
Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 450-2000
Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center
200 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7000
Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
RWJ University Hospital Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
RWJ University Hospital Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-4200
Endoscopy Center Of Red Bank Pa
365 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 842-9129
Ridgedale Surgery Center
14 Ridgedale Ave
Ste 120
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
(973) 605-5151
Hamilton Endoscopy And Surgery Center Llc
1235 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd
Trenton, NJ 08619
(609) 581-6610
Hudson Crossing Surgery Center
2 Executive Drive
Suite 102
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
(201) 470-6977

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