Providing a large variety of diagnostic and
therapeutic endoscopic procedures
- Endoscopic ultrasound
- Hydrogen Breath test
- Capsule endoscopy
- Upper endoscopy
- Bravo Capsule endoscopy
- Endoscopic Procedures & Treatments
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that combines the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat disorders of the biliary or pancreatic ductal systems.
- Orbera Managed Weight Loss System
- Non-surgical procedure
- You can lose from 20 - 50 pounds in 6 months
- Reversible method
- Clinically proven
- Learn more about our gastric balloon procedure
Hydrogen Breath TestA hydrogen breath test (or HBT) is used as a clinical medical diagnosis for people with irritable bowel syndrome, and common food intolerances. The test is simple, non-invasive, and is performed after a short period of fasting (typically 8-12 hours).
Capsule EndoscopyCapsule Endoscopy is an exam that uses a miniature capsule to record images through the digestive tract.
Hemorrhoid TreatmentWe treat hemorrhoids with a system that is:
- Fast (as little as 60 seconds)
- Painless (return to work the same day)
- Easy (no anesthesia, fasting or other prep)
- Covered by most insurance plans
- Learn more about hemorrhoid treatments
- Abdominal pain
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Biliary and Pancreatic Disorders
- Esophageal Disorders
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD
- Gastrointestinal Bleeding
- Gastrointestinal Malignancies
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Chron's Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis
- Hemorrhoidal symptoms
- Liver Diseases
- Peptic Ulcers
- Swallowing Difficulties
- All Gastrointestinal Conditions We Treat
Worry, tension and anxiety can make the symptoms caused by digestive disorders like IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and GERD much worse. Addressing these issues can help alleviate many common symptoms caused by these disorders.
Incorporating relaxation and mindfulness techniques into your daily life can improve your symptoms and your general sense of well-being. Yoga is one such practice shown to help improve digestive disorders. In fact, a single posture called “tree pose” has been shown in studies to lower the stress hormone cortisol. By focusing your attention on the breath and balance required in tree pose, stress and anxiety decrease thereby lowering levels of cortisol in the blood.
“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yoga and other relaxation techniques allow you to take control of your health. By finding “peace” you can change your body and reduce your symptoms! You can fully engage in life and all its pleasures.
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Meet Erick Alayo, M.D.
Dr. Erick Alayo is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist who went to medical school at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. Erick then completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital of Chicago.