Advanced Therapeutic Services

Jupiter Medical Center’s Frenchman’s Creek Digestive Health Center offers patients a timely diagnosis of their condition as well as individualized, ongoing care for the entire continuum of gastrointestinal disease. We take a team approach focusing on the needs of every patient and their family. The field of advanced therapeutic endoscopy is a highly specialized field, requiring expertise and state-of-the-art advanced equipment. This specialty offers patients safe, minimally invasive alternatives to manage conditions that previously required more invasive diagnostic techniques or even surgery.

Our program offers a wide range of advanced interventional endoscopic services, including:

ERCP

  • Management of bile duct stones
  • Management of bile duct strictures
  • Management of benign and malignant biliary obstruction
  • Sphincter of Oddi manometry
  • Spyglass cholangioscopy and pancreatoscopy
  • Management and evaluation of pancreatic disease (chronic pancreatitis)

Endoscopic Ultrasound

  • Evaluation and management of pancreatic cystic lesions
  • Staging and diagnosis of gastrointestinal malignancies, including pancreatic, esophageal, rectal and gastric cancers
  • Evaluation of chronic pancreatitis
  • Evaluation of gastrointestinal subepithelial lesions
  • Management and treatment of pancreatic collections and peri-rectal abscesses
  • Advanced

Other Services

  • Endoscopic resection of large colonic polyps (EMR)
  • Endoscopic therapy for Barrett’s esophagus
  • (e.g. HALO/BARRX radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic mucosal resection)
  • Small bowel enteroscopy for evaluation and management of small bowel disease
  • Endoscopic therapy for achalasia (e.g. botulinum toxin injection, pneumatic dilation)
  • Enteral and esophageal stent placement
  • Management of complex esophageal strictures
  • Stents for esophageal, small bowel, and colon strictures
  • Endoscopic management of early stage cancers of the esophagus, stomach, small bowel and colon

Patient Benefits

Most procedures are performed on an outpatient basis and offer patients a quicker recovery with fewer complications and improved quality of life.