Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure used mainly to remove stones from the bile duct. The procedure can also place stents in the bile duct to relieve obstructions due to cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) or pancreatic cancer. A combination of endoscopy and radiology imaging is used to visualize the bile duct. Stones are usually removed from the bile duct prior to a cholecystectomy. This procedure is usually done at the hospital. For this clinic, the hospitals available currenlty are Mercy Hospital and Coral Gables Hospital.
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-Dr. Joseph K. Sunny, Jr. MD. Gastroenterologist in Miami, Florida.