An endoscopic ultrasound is a procedure performed by a gastroenterologist, who uses a combination of endoscopy and ultrasound to look at the digestive tract and nearby organs and tissues.
Pancreatitis refers to inflammation (swelling) of the pancreas. It is often caused by gallstones or heavy alcohol abuse. Both acute and chronic pancreatitis symptoms are similar.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that uses endoscopy, x-ray and dye to view the biliary tract and pancreatic ducts and possibly treat issues there.