At the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy Program at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, we can diagnose and treat various conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract, bile ducts or pancreas using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques.
We offer the following advanced procedures:
- Routine diagnostic and therapeutic upper endoscopy
- Colonoscopy for colon cancer screening
- Removal of polyps
- Small bowel video capsule
An endoscope is a thin tube with a tiny camera at the end to visualize the inside of the body. For many patients, endoscopy offers a safe and effective alternative to major surgery.
Gastroenterologists, surgeons, medical oncologists and other doctors throughout the region refer patients to our program. And at Tufts Medical Center, we strive to schedule patient appointments promptly.
General diagnostic & therapeutic endoscopy
Our doctors are highly experienced in using the following endoscopic procedures to diagnose and/or treat many disorders:
- Colonoscopy (for colorectal screening, polyp removal and evaluation of gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal disease)
- Upper endoscopy
- Small bowel capsule endoscopy
Advanced interventional endoscopy
Our team also performs the following advanced interventional endoscopic procedures for more complex diseases:
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Endoscopic ultrasound
- Endoscopic resection of large colonic and gastrointestinal polyps
- Endoscopic therapy for Barrett's esophagus (BARRX/HALO radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic mucosal resection)
- Endoscopic therapy for achalasia (botulinum toxin injection therapy, pneumatic dilation)
- Placement of enteral feeding tubes
- Placement of esophageal and enteral stents
- Deep small bowel enteroscopy (single balloon enteroscopy, spiral enteroscopy)
- Sphincter of Oddi manometry
- Routine upper endoscopy and colonoscopy
If you've been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal disorder, one of these nonsurgical treatment options may be right for you. Keep in mind, however, that several require specialized training and expertise that you won't find at every hospital.
Meet your care team
We have deep experience across a variety of endoscopic procedures.
Moises Guelrud, MD
Dr. Guelrud previously practiced at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, where he was a Clinical Professor in Medicine and Pediatrics. He is a world-renowned expert in pancreaticobiliary endoscopy, sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and pediatric ERCP.
Dr. Guelrud's expertise includes ERCP, sphincter of Oddi manometry, pediatric ERCP, endoscopic therapy for Barrett's esophagus, endoscopic resection of large colonic and gastrointestinal polyps, deep enteroscopy, and enteral and esophageal stent placement. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
Our program offers a wide range of advanced interventional endoscopic services, including:
- Management of bile duct stones
- Management of bile duct strictures
- Management of benign and malignant biliary obstruction
- Sphincter of Oddi manometry
- Spyglass cholangioscopy
- Management and evaluation of pancreatic disease (chronic pancreatitis)
- Evaluation and management of pancreatic cystic lesions
- Staging and diagnosis of gastrointestinal malignancies, including pancreatic, esophageal, rectal and gastric cancers
- Evaluation of chronic pancreatitis
- Evaluation of gastrointestinal subepithelial lesions
- Endoscopic resection of large colonic polyps
- Endoscopic therapy for Barrett's esophagus (e.g. HALO/BARRX radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic mucosal resection)
- Deep enteroscopy (e.g. single balloon enteroscopy, spiral enteroscopy) for evaluation and management of small bowel disease
- Endoscopic therapy for achalasia (e.g. botulinum toxin injection, pneumatic dilation)
- Enteral and esophageal stent placement
- Management of complex esophageal strictures