Our Procedures

Your body's digestive system (also called your gastrointestinal system or GI tract) plays a key role in your overall health and well-being. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Click to find out more about Digestive Health.

The physicians at SETGA are pleased to offer gastrointestinal and digestive disease consultation and technical pathology services. SETGA also offers endoscopic procedures, including but not limited to, Colonoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and ERCP at The Endoscopy Center of Southeast Texas, Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital and Memorial Hermann Hospital – Beaumont.

Click on each procedure to find out more information, including an overview of each procedure, what to expect and how to prepare.

Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that allows your health care provider to see the inside lining of the middle part of the GI tract, including portions of the small intestine. This procedure is chosen over an upper endoscopy or colonoscopy because the entire small intestine cannot be visualized by those procedures.

Colonoscopy

​A colonoscopy is a visual examination of the entire large intestine, also known as the colon. This exam is used to explore possible causes of abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea and other intestinal problems. A colonoscopy is also used as a method of screening for colon cancer.

Endoscopic Gastric Balloon

If you would like to reach meaningful and long-term weight loss without surgery, ORBERA may be the right choice for you. ORBERA is an FDA approved, comprehensive two-part program that is designed to provide effective and motivating results that are easy to see.

Endoscopy Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Gastroenterologists perform endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to diagnose and treat problems found in the ducts of the pancreas and gallbladder. Pancreatic ducts and bile ducts are tube structures that carry fluids in the digestive system to help break down food.

Esophageal Manometry

Esophageal manometry is a test that measures the pressure inside the lower part of the esophagus. The area of specialized muscle located at the bottom of the esophagus is called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES).

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

A sigmoidoscopy is an internal exam of the lower part of the large intestine (colon) using a short, thin, flexible lighted tube.

Hemorrhoid Banding

If your hemorrhoids are highly symptomatic (bleeding), your doctor may recommend hemorrhoid banding. Hemorrhoid banding is a non-surgical and non-invasive, in-office procedure.

pH Probe Studies

A pH probe is a test used to test for the amount and seriousness of acid reflux, or stomach acids that back up into the esophagus. A small flexible tube will be passed through one of your nostrils and placed into position in the esophagus.