Spyglass Direct Visualization Program

New Jersey Gastroenterology Diagnostic & Surgical Procedures

The Spyglass Direct Visualization System is a fiber-optic camera used to perform diagnostic and surgical gastroenterology procedures. This thin, flexible tool can quickly navigate the inner lining of the gastrointestinal system and provide doctors with a detailed live video feed. Thanks to this advanced imaging technology, many digestive health procedures can be performed without the use of open surgery.

Spyglass technology is often used for:

  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Breaking stones
  • Taking biopsies
  • Reducing the use of X-rays to minimize radiation exposure
  • Minimally invasive surgeries

Spyglass Technology and ECRP

The Spyglass system is an alternative method of performing Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram (ECRP). An ECRP is used to diagnose and treat conditions of the bile and pancreatic ducts. Traditionally, ECRPs require two endoscopists to oversee the procedure. The Spyglass system is far more advanced than traditional endoscopes and only requires one operator. However, Spyglass is more costly than conventional ECRPs, which is why it is not often used unless a traditional ECRP fails or the physician decides Spyglass is a better fit for the patient.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-5000
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Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
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The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 923-7250
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Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
600 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 363-1900
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Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 450-2000
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Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
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RWJ University Hospital Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
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RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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RWJ University Hospital Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-4200
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Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center
200 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7000
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