What are the benefits of ERCP?

Physicians discuss the benefits of ERCP and what patients can expect depending on individual patient factors. ERCP can either completely solve a patient's pancreatic problem and alleviate symptoms (such as pain, obstructions, stones and more), or ERCP can indicate the need for further therapeutic interventions. Importantly, ERCP can reduce the risk of other and more serious complications down the line.

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