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Dr. Kenneth Joseph Brown M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.8 stars (118 ratings)
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Brown practices adult gastroenterology in Plano, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and bile duct problems. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown takes. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Brown speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.84 stars (35 ratings)
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Arshad Malik is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Plano, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and bile duct problems. Dr. Malik is affiliated with Medical City Plano. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school, Dr. Malik completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

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

Dr. Sindhu A. Abraham M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.16 stars (3 ratings)
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sindhu Abraham's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She is especially interested in pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and bile duct problems. Dr. Abraham has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Abraham is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She 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

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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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