FOR NEW PATIENT'S VISITING OUR CLINIC:

We recommend that you review and fill out applicable forms below, especially the Patient Information Form (PIF). If you fill out the paper version of the PIF, please bring it with you on your first visit to our clinic. This form allows us to enter basic information about your health history and will expedite your visit.

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GI EXCELLENCE, INC. PROCEDURES PROVIDED (See interactive diagram below)

GI Excellence, Inc. provides a full range of gastroenterological services and procedures including new technological advances in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and video capsule endoscopy. We provide same-day emergency consultative services and one-week scheduling for non-emergent consultative services. Our staff is composed of the best gastroenterologists, clinical nurse practitioners, and patient advocates. We encourage direct referral (GI consultation not required) for screening upper and lower endoscopies.

BASIC GASTROENTEROLOGY PROCEDURES

INTERNAL HEMORRHOID ABLATION with INFRARED PHOTOCOAGULATION THERAPY
(New modality for internal hemorrhoid treatment)

PUSH ENTEROSCOPY

Push endoscopy (also referred to as push enteroscopy) is a
procedure that allows diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the
upper small intestine. Push endoscopy reaches further into the
small intestine than the standard upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
(also known as esophagogastroduodenoscopy, EGD).

DIVERTICULAR DISEASE

ENDOSCOPIC MUCOSAL RESECTION (EMR)

Gastrointestinal endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a
procedure to remove cancerous or other abnormal tissues (lesions)
from the digestive tract.

ARGON PLASMA CANON (APC)

Argon plasma coagulation (APC) is a form of electrosurgery used
to treat tumors of the lung and esophagus, among others. It is
also a non-invasive way to alleviate symptoms of cancer, such as:

  • Ablation of various lesions including
    arteriole venous malformations (AVM's)
  • Ablation of various mucosal lesions
  • Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (GAVE)
  • Radiation Proctitis

HALO RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION SYSTEM (A new modality with excellent published clinical results and an outstanding safetym profile.)

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has become the first choice for
treatment of dysplastic Barrett’s. RFA is indicated for flat high-grade
dysplasia and for eradication of residual Barrett’s after endoscopic
resection of any visible lesion containing high-grade dysplasia or an
early mucosal cancer. RFA has a high success rate for eradication of
dysplasia in 95% of patients. Eradication of intestinal metaplasia can
be obtained in approximately 80% of patients.

  • Ablation of Barrett's Esophagus, whether non-dysplastic,
    low-grade dysplasia, or high-grade dysplasia
  • Ablation of Radiation Proctitis
  • Ablation of Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (GAVE)

To view an educational video complete
with Barrett’s Esophagus Facts click here.

ENDOSCOPIC RETROGRADE CHOLANGIOPANCREATOGRAPHY (ERCP)

An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP) is a
test that combines the use of a flexible, lighted scope (endoscope)
with X-ray pictures to examine the tubes that drain the liver,
gallbladder, and pancreas.

  • Bile or pancreatic duct stones removal
  • Dilation and stent placement or replacement (removable or
    permanent) for obstructive jaundice (benign or malignant strictures)
  • Obtaining bile duct tissue sample for diagnosis (cytology)
  • Cholangioscopy (direct endoscopic visualization of the bile ducts) ability to obtain direct tissue biopsy vs laser or mechanical lithotripsy of large stones
  • ERCP for Liver Transplant Patients

ENTERAL STENT PLACEMENT

A stent is a hollow tube made from metal or plastic that is placed
in a bodily orifice to keep it open. Stents are commonly used in
gastroenterology as support structures to keep the esophagus
or bile ducts open. They also may be placed within the stomach,
small bowel or colon. In most cases, placement of a stent is
performed as a minimally invasive, endoscopic outpatient
procedure with an overnight hospital stay. For most patients
with esophageal or swallowing difficulties, for example, stent
placement offers immediate and long lasting relief.

  • Palliation
  • Bridge to surgery (such as Colon CA)

ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND (EUS)

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a procedure that allows a doctor
to obtain images and information about the digestive tract and the
surrounding tissue and organs, including the lungs. Ultrasound
testing uses sound waves to make a picture of internal organs.

  • Staging and fine needle aspiration (FNA) of masses in the mediastinum, upper abdomen, and colon cancer
  • Staging and FNA of mucosal lesions
  • Fiducial placement for stereotactic radiation

ESOPHAGEAL MANOMETRY

RECTAL MANOMETRY

BRAVO® pH MONTORING PROCEDURE

BRAVO® pH MONTORING PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS

 

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HOW TO USE THE INTERACTIVE DIAGRAM BELOW

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PRE-PROCEDURE PREPARATION:

The following procedure preparations are to be taken ONLY when you have a scheduled procedure appointment. Please do not perform any of the below preparations for a consultation clinic visit.

IF YOU ARE HAVING AN UPPER ENDOSCOPY
AND/OR ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND:
IF YOU ARE HAVING A COLONOSCOPY AND / OR
RECTAL EUS:

Over the counter colonoscopy preparation instructions preferred:

IF YOU ARE HAVING A VIDEO CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY:

Video Capsule Endoscopy

Instrucciones de uso de PillCam® para el paciente: Capsula
Endoscopica del intestino delgado con el cinturón de sensores

Patient Instructions for Pillcam® Small Bowell Capsule Endoscopy
with the Sensorbelt

 

To request additional information please fill out the below form and
submit. A patient representative will be in touch by the next working day.

Name:
Email:
Problem:
 
   

PATIENT APPOINTMENT REQUEST:

Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment. Please do not use this form to cancel or change an existing appointment. To schedule your appointment please here.

PATIENT CONSENT FORMS:

All patients must review and sign the consent to their respective
procedure. The consent for EGD, EUS, Colonoscopy and Rectal EUS is
on the same form and outlines the risks of the procedure. The consent
for ERCP and internal Hemorrhoid Therapy are on separate forms.
Please review the appropriate consent form for your procedure prior to
arriving to your a scheduled procedure.

If you are having the following procedure:

INFRARED COAGULATION (IRC) / BAND LIGATION /
I&D OF THROMBOSED HEMORRHOID

download:

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy procedures:
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) /
Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) / Colonoscopy / Rectal EUS

download:

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP)

download:

Video Capsule Endoscopy

download:

(en Español) la Capsula Endoscopica

download:

Driver’s Consent

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PRESCRIPTION REFILLS:
GI Excellence physicians are available to authorize prescription renewals for our patients when appropriate. If you need a prescription refill call: (951) 652-2252.

DIET PLANS:

If you have been recommended a special diet due to your condition,
please download the appropriate diet guideline for your review:

 

 

 

 

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INSURANCE PROVIDERS:

GI Excellence is a participating provider in most health insurance plans. If you have any questions about coverage, please call our office or
your insurance company for information. Please contact your insurance and see if our healthcare providers are covered.

MANAGED CARE PLANS ACCEPTED:

GI Excellence participates in most health insurance plans. We also accept Medicare and Cash paying patients.

GI Excellence, Inc. | Milan S. Chakrabarty | Indraneel Chakrabarty | Sandra Del Valle | Gastroenterology | Internal Hemorrhoid Ablation |
Photocoagulation Therapy | Push Enteroscopy | Endoscopicmucosal Resection (EMR) | Argon Plasma Canon (APC) | Halo Radiofrequency Ablation System |
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) | Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) | Rancho Springs Medical Center | Inland Valley Medical Center |
Hemet Valley Medical Center | Loma Linda University Medical Center, Murrieta | Temecula Valley Hospital | American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) | American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)

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