Providing a large variety of diagnostic and
therapeutic endoscopic procedures
- Endoscopic ultrasound
- Hydrogen Breath test
- Capsule endoscopy
- Upper endoscopy
- Bravo Capsule endoscopy
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that combines the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat disorders of the biliary or pancreatic ductal systems.
Orbera Managed Weight Loss System
- You can lose from 20 - 50 pounds in 6 months
- Reversible method
- Clinically proven
The ballon is placed endoscopically. It can be removed before the 6 months if the desired weight loss is achieved. Our package includes ballon placement, monthly follow ups with our certified dietitian for 6 months, doctor follow ups for ballon related issues as needed, removal of ballon after 6 months.
Hydrogen Breath Test
A hydrogen breath test (or HBT) is used as a clinical medical diagnosis for people with irritable bowel syndrome, and common food intolerances. The test is simple, non-invasive, and is performed after a short period of fasting (typically 8-12 hours).
Capsule Endoscopy is an exam that uses a miniature capsule to record images through the digestive tract.
Treatment of Hemorrhoids
We treat hemorroids with a system that is:
- Fast (as little as 60 seconds)
- Painless (return to work the same day)
- Easy (no anesthesia, fasting or other prep)
- Covered by most insurance plans
- Abdominal pain
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Biliary and Pancreatic Disorders
- Esophageal Disorders
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD
- Gastrointestinal Bleeding
- Gastrointestinal Malignancies
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Chron's Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis
- Hemorrhoidal symptoms
- Liver Diseases
- Peptic Ulcers
- Swallowing Difficulties
Worry, tension and anxiety can make the symptoms caused by digestive disorders like IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and GERD much worse. Addressing these issues can help alleviate many common symptoms caused by these disorders.
Incorporating relaxation and mindfulness techniques into your daily life can improve your symptoms and your general sense of well-being. Yoga is one such practice shown to help improve digestive disorders. In fact, a single posture called “tree pose” has been shown in studies to lower the stress hormone cortisol. By focusing your attention on the breath and balance required in tree pose, stress and anxiety decrease thereby lowering levels of cortisol in the blood.
“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yoga and other relaxation techniques allow you to take control of your health. By finding “peace” you can change your body and reduce your symptoms! You can fully engage in life and all its pleasures.
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Meet Erick Alayo, M.D.
Dr. Erick Alayo is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist who went to medical school at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. Erick then completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital of Chicago.