SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Department of Medicine

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Health Care Professionals

Our EUS program is among the highest volume programs in the country with more than 2400 cases performed on annual basis. We have generally adopted an "open access" policy in our EUS lab, but can arrange for consultations prior to the EUS procedure for complicated cases. The majority of our patients are referred from physicians in the community within the State of Indiana and neighboring states. Our scheduling lines are staffed 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Fridays. For after-hour emergent requests, our GI fellow on call can be contacted though the IUMC operator to arrange for the procedure.

Our scheduling staff will contact the patient to confirm the appointment. Also, they will contact the referring physicians' offices to obtain clinical information about the patient, like recent clinical notes, labs, and reports of imaging studies. We encourage also all patients to bring along any radiology studies on discs or films whenever available.

Our program offers a variety of services related to the diagnosis and management of a wide spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders. Being a high volume center, our faculty are actively involved with clinical research, which guarantees exposure to the latest advances in the field and ensures world-class service to our patients.

List of Services

A: Diagnostic Indications:

 

  1. Diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis, acute recurrent pancreatitis and other pancreatic abnormalities seen on various imaging studies such as pancreas cysts or tumors.
  2. Staging of various luminal malignancies including esophageal, gastric, duodenal, rectal and ampullary tumors. Diagnosis and staging of pancreatic cancer.
  3. Evaluation and fine needle aspirate of abdominal and mediastinal adenopathy seen on other imaging studies.
  4. Evaluation of various biliary disorders including stones, strictures and malignancy involving the gall bladder or the main bile ducts.
  5. Diagnosis of gastrointestinal submucosal lesions (esophagus, gastric, duodenal, and rectal)
  6. Adjunct modality in the staging of lung cancer.

 

 

Interventions:

  1. Celiac plexus block for pain control of chronic pancreatitis pain management.
  2. Celiac neurolysis for pain control of locally advanced and metastatic pancreatic cancer pain control.
  3. Combined EUS-ERCP "rendezvous" procedures for difficult biliary and pancreatic duct cannulation.
  4. EUS-assisted pseudocyst drainage.
  5. Pancreas cysts ablation using ethanol and chemotherapy agents.

For referring your patient, please call (317) 944-4782