Biliary Stent Placement
A thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is inserted in the mouth and used to guide the insertion of plastic or metal mesh tubes to open a blocked bile duct.
Duodenal Stent Placement
When cancer blocks the outlet of the stomach, one option is to place a stent across the obstruction. This is done via an endoscope. Doctors place a soft tube made of a metal mesh to push the tumor out and to open up the blockage.
Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Gastrojejunostomy
This new procedure is performed when cancer blocks the outlet of the stomach. It creates a connection between the stomach and a healthy portion of the small intestine, bypassing the obstruction. This is done through an endoscope, without any skin incisions.