How is an ERCP performed?

Physicians describe how the ERCP procedure is performed and the various steps involved, including the scope, camera, x-ray as well as the devices and tools used to examine and treat the pancreatic or bile duct problem. They emphasize that ERCP is an advanced endoscopic procedure that should be performed by well-trained and experienced physicians. They encourage patients to ask their doctor about how much experience they have had performing ERCP.

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Animation - Understanding ERCP
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