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Argon Plasma Coagulation(apc)

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argon plasma coagulation (apc) procedure in mumbai

Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC) is a procedure that allows the gastroenterologist to seal irregular or bleeding tissue. It is performed during a panendoscopy or colonoscopy while the patient is sedated. APC involves using argon gas and electrical current to seal the irregular or bleeding tissue without needing direct contact.

Indications

APC may be recommended by your doctor as a treatment option for conditions such as:

  • Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Rectal bleeding (post radiation proctitis)
  • Colonic polyps
  • Watermelon stomach