Pancreatic disease specialists talk about how ERCP is more invasive than routine endoscopic procedures, and that ERCP carries risks of complications, depending on individual patient factors. They discuss risks such as inflammation or pancreatitis, bleeding, infection, perforation. They also describe the techniques they use to minimize these risks.
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