We found 2 providers matching ERCP and who accept United Healthcare HSA near Katy, TX.
Dr. Dharmendra Verma works as a general practitioner, gastroenterologist, and internist in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Victoria, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patient reviews placed Dr. Verma at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Verma is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.
2013 Procedure Details
- Volume: 11
- Charge (avg.): $1,589
- Negotiated Rate (avg.): $357
Dr. Pedro Arguello sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arguello include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), endoscopic sclerotherapy, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Arguello honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences.
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Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is sometimes called biliary and pancreatic endoscopy. It is a type of imaging test and procedure done to examine potential problems with the bile and pancreatic ducts. These ducts carry digestive fluid from the liver or pancreas to the gallbladder and intestines. An ERCP may be used to open blocked ducts, break up and remove gallstones, remove tumors, insert stents, or take a biopsy.
The ERCP procedure takes between 30 minutes and several hours, depending on the reason for the procedure and the findings of the exam. A sedative is given, and a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is placed down the throat until it reaches the correct area. Dye is injected through the tube, and x-rays of the dye are taken, which show the ducts. Then, while the tube is still in place, tools can be maneuvered down it and used to treat the problem while the doctor uses the x-rays for guidance.
Although an ERCP can be used simply to diagnose a bile duct problem, there are other, less invasive imaging procedures (such as MRI) that can look at the ducts. The benefit of ERCP is that it can both diagnose a problem and deliver treatment at the same time.