Acute pancreatitis is a serious condition affecting more and more of the UK population – and it’s estimated that 1 in 8 of cases are related to binge drinking. We asked leading gastroenterologist Dr Gavin Johnson what acute pancreatitis is, how to spot the signs, and what you can do to reduce your risk.
Endoscopic ultrasound is a procedure which allows a doctor to examine structures beyond the wall of the upper digestive tract to find abnormalities, take tissue samples, and sometimes to drain infections. Dr Gavin Johnson, expert gastroenterologist, explains more about the procedure.
In those with bile duct problems, and less commonly pancreatic problems, a procedure called ERCP may be recommended as a course of action. Gastroenterologist Dr Johnson is an expert in the procedure, and here he explains exactly what it is, and what it is used for.