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Celebrities experience medical emergencies just like the rest of us.

Last week, Blink-182 drummer, Travis Barker, was hospitalized for complications after a routine endoscopic procedure. During his endoscopy, a polyp was removed in a sensitive area which ended up damaging a section of his pancreatic drainage system. This resulted in pancreatitis, a rare complication of this type of procedure.

When your doctor recommends scheduling an endoscopic procedure to help diagnose your symptoms, it is important to use a trusted specialist. MNGI Digestive Health focuses specifically on digestive tract conditions, treatments, and procedures, so you can be assured the most qualified and experienced medical professionals are performing your endoscopy.

Endoscopies are a safe and effective procedure that allow medical providers to get a closer look at your digestive tract. They can help identify the causes of abdominal pain, changes in bowel movements, bleeding, or trouble swallowing. These routine procedures are usually performed at ambulatory surgery centers for most patients, but some may have them in a hospital setting depending on health conditions and other factors.

While complications are rare, they do happen. We wish Travis Barker a speedy recovery and a healthy digestive tract in the future!