ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)

ERCP is a specialized endoscopic examination to identify and treat abnormalities of the bile and pancreatic ducts. A special small flexible fiberoptic video scope is inserted by the gastroenterologist and advanced down to the duodenum to the location of the opening of the bile duct and pancreatic duct, the ampulla. Abnormalities such as bile duct stones can be identified and removed.