Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Gastroenterologists (“GI doctors”) have extensive training in diseases of the digestive system. Gastrointestinal organs include the stomach, intestine, liver, pancreas and gallbladder. Gastroenterologists can listen to your problems, perform tests for diagnoses, answer your questions and prescribe treatment options.

Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chronic Heartburn/GERD
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Esophageal Tumors
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Disease
  • Pancreatic Disorders
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcers

Procedures

  • EGD (Upper Endoscopy)
  • PEG Tube Placement & Removal
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Esophageal Dilatations
  • Stent Placement
  • Barrett’s Surveillance

Meet the Team

Our team consists of a gastroenterologist and general surgeons trained to perform common GI procedures.

Common Procedures

EGD (Upper Endoscopy)
Upper endoscopy enables the physician to look inside the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (first part of the small intestine). The procedure might be used to discover the reason for swallowing difficulties, nausea, vomiting, reflux, bleeding, indigestion, abdominal pain, or chest pain. Upper endoscopy is also called EGD, which stands for esophagogastroduodenoscopy (eh-SAH-fuh-goh-GAS-troh-doo-AH-duh-NAH-skuh-pee).

Colonoscopy
A colonoscopy is a procedure in which a physician examines the lining of your colon by looking through a flexible tube called a colonoscope. If growths or other abnormalities are found during the procedure, the physician will remove or biopsy the abnormal tissue and send it to the pathology lab.

What makes a high-quality Colonoscopy?


For more information about gastroenterology or to make an appointment, call (715) 243-2667. Available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.