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

Dr. Kenneth Brown specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Plano, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Dr. Brown performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and bile duct problems. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Texas Health Plano, Medical City Plano, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Bile Duct Problems, Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Arshad Malik works as an adult gastroenterologist in Plano, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Malik include pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and bile duct problems. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Plano. Dr. Malik studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Malik is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Bile Duct Problems, Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Sindhu Abraham's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Abraham's areas of expertise include pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and bile duct problems. She is affiliated with Texas Health Plano, Medical City Plano, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abraham is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Bile Duct Problems, 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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