Exams and Testing

It is necessary for Dr. Stein to obtain a complete history and perform a thorough physical examination to diagnose, treat and provide needed follow up care for your specific gastrointestinal and digestive tract problems. Testing by endoscopic procedure, laboratory testing and x-rays are frequently necessary and recommended as diagnostics tools.

Some of the procedures and tests that Dr. Stein may recommend to assist in the diagnosis of your problem or provide surveillance of your diagnosed problems include the following:


- Dr. Stein uses fiberoptic endoscopes that are tubes comprised of bundles of light - conducting fibers. With these instruments, Dr. Stein can look directly into the various organs of the gastrointestinal tract and perform procedures such as biopsies, and polyp removal. Colonoscopy and Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) are two of the most common endoscopic procedures performed by Dr. Stein.

EGD involves taking a flexible tube, inserting it into the mouth and passing it through the esophagus, stomach and out into the first third of the small intestines called the duodenum. The patient is prepared for this procedure by using conscious sedation or local anesthesia given by Dr. Stein prior to insertion of the tube.

Colonoscopy involves similar sedation and a longer tube, which when inserted into the rectum, allows visualization of the colon or large intestine. With both procedures tissue may be removed (biopsy) for further analysis.

Liver Biopsy - Dr. Stein uses a needle with the guidance of ultrasound to take a sample of liver tissue to aid in diagnosis of liver related problems.

Capsule Endoscopy - This procedure allows Dr. Stein to survey the entire small intestine. When this type of procedure is indicated, patients swallow a capsule that contains a small camera. The patients wear a battery recorder pack for 8 hours that records the pictures of the small intestine as the capsule travels through the digestive tract. When the recorder is removed, the information is downloaded into a computer and Dr. Stein evaluates the data.

Infusion Therapy - Intravenous Remicade is recommended for some patients with Chrohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. If this is recommended, patients can receive the infusion therapy in the comfort of our office.  

Outpatient procedures can be scheduled at the following facilities depending on your insurance coverage and scheduling availability. Dr. Stein performs procedures Monday through Saturday.

Sugar Land Surgical Hospital

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Ambulatory Surgery Center

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital

The Methodist Sugar Land Hospital


Contact us by calling 281-762-6300 ; Fax 281-762-6339
17510 West Grand Parkway South, Suite 350, Sugarland, Texas 77479

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