Rubber bands can be placed through an endoscope to eliminate esophageal varices. These rubber bands can be used in an acute bleed to stop the bleed from varices or to prevent them from bleeding.

Preparations for Procedures

 

Informed Consent
Informed consent will be obtained for any elective procedure performed by Dr. Llaneza. The patient will receive a full disclosure of the procedure, alternatives, risks, and possible consequences at the time of the visit. Please refer to the procedure descriptions listed under “Procedure Tab” in this website.