Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

Examination of gall bladder and biliary tree by means of fiber optic instrument in x-ray.


  1. You may be placed on a special diet.
  2. A sore throat is common and may be treated with throat lozenges or wam salt water gargle as needed.
  3. Sedation used during the procedure may affect mental and physical abilities for the next 12 hours:
    1. Do not drive or operate hazardous machinery.
    2. Do not make any business decisions.
    3. Do not be alone.
    4. Do not drink alcohol.
  4. Return to full activity, including work, the following day.

Contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  1. Fever of 101 degrees F or above.
  2. Chills.
  3. Excessive pain
  4. Vomiting or passage of blood.
  5. The IV site becomes reddened, swollen and painful and lasts longer than 48 hours.

If unable to contact your doctor and feel you have an emergency, go the Emergency Department.