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Burlington,  Vermont  05401

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If you have portal hypertension, you need the care and expertise of a specialized group of physicians who work together as a team to provide advanced care.

Diagnosing Portal Hypertension at UVM Medical Center

UVM Medical Center's physicians are specially trained in advanced technology to diagnose portal hypertension .

Endoscopy is any procedure performed using a small, flexible tube (called endoscope) with a tiny camera on the end. The endoscope is inserted into the throat, allowing doctors to see the esophagus, stomach and small intestine. Endoscopy identifies any gastro-esophageal problems.

  • Imaging tests - Your doctor may order any of the following, which take pictures of the inside of your body:
  • Physical exam
  • Blood tests may indicate problems with your liver function.
  • Biopsy to remove a sample of tissue for analysis in a laboratory. We perform this procedure one of two ways:
    • Fine-needle aspiration : Removal of tissue using a thin needle
    • Core biopsy: Removal of tissue using a wide needle

Learn more about treatment for portal hypertension .

For more information call 802-847-8865.