ERCP is used to diagnose and treat a variety of complex gastrointestinal disorders. The following is a list of common indications for ERCP.

  • Diagnosis and treatment of common bile duct stones
  • Diagnosis and treatment of strictures (blockage) involving the bile ducts and pancreatic duct
  • Removal of pancreatic duct stones (complication of chronic pancreatitis)
  • Treatment of Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction (SOD)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of recurrent acute pancreatitis
  • Treatment of bile leaks following gallbladder surgery or trauma to the bile ducts
  • Treatment of pancreatic duct leaks from acute or chronic pancreatitis or trauma to the pancreas
  • Removal of tumors involving the major duodenal papilla (ampullary polyps)