Capsule endoscopy helps UK doctors diagnose digestive problems.
Traditional upper endoscopy and colonoscopy are unable to reach the small intestine, but using capsule endoscopy, a pill-sized video capsule with a lens and light source, UK doctors examine the lining of the middle part of the gastrointestinal tract.
This examination may detect polyps, Crohn's disease, ulcers and tumors. With the largest team of gastroenterologists in Kentucky, UK HealthCare offers a comprehensive approach to the screening, diagnosis and treatment of digestive conditions.
Hepatology is an area of study that focuses on medical care of the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas.
The longstanding hepatology expertise of UK HealthCare's gastroenterology physicians is supported by the university's liver transplant program. In addition, specialized procedures related to hepatology including therapeutic biliary endoscopy and laparoscopy are offered.