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Dr. Kenneth Joseph Brown Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Brown is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Plano, TX. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown's areas of expertise consist of pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and colonoscopy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Brown attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Brown's professional affiliations include Texas Health Plano and Medical City Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

Dr. Arshad Husain Malik, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Arshad Malik's specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Malik's areas of expertise include the following: pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and colonoscopy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Medical City Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

Dr. Sindhu Anna Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sindhu Abraham is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Plano, TX. In her practice, she is particularly interested in pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and colonoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Plano and Medical City Plano. Dr. Abraham attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abraham takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

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What is ERCP (Biliary and Pancreatic Endoscopy)?

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.

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