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Gastroenterology Specializations

Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver. It involves a detailed understanding of the normal functions of the gastrointestinal organs. This includes the following gastrointestinal functions:

  • Movement of material through the stomach and intestine
  • Digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body
  • Removal of waste from the system
  • Function of the liver as a digestive organ

Our gastroenterology teams may use a variety of testing and evaluation methods to diagnose and treat issues related to the digestive tract. The most common procedures are colonoscopies and endoscopies. Both a colonoscopy and an endoscopy may be used for screening and early cancer detection in the gastrointestinal tract.

Our gastroenterology team has decades of experience treating all of the following:

  • Abdominal Paracentesis
  • Acid Reflux
  • Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Biliary and Pancreatic Disease
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyps
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dysplasia
  • Esophageal Motility Disorder
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Disease
  • Gastric Reflux
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (heartburn)
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis C / Hepatitis Treatment
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Disease
  • Nutritional Problems
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcerative Colitis

For more information, please visit our Locations & Hours page for contact information.

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