Samaritan Medical Center and local Gastroenterology physicians offer comprehensive digestive care needs for our community. Gastroenterology is the specialty of medicine concerned with disorders of the digestive system. This includes the esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, liver, pancreas, gall bladder and intestines.
Common conditions our Gastroenterologists treat include:
- Abdominal pain
- Colon cancer & polyps
- Crohn's Disease
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Lactose intolerance
- Ulcerative colitis
Some of the most common Gastroenterology procedures:
- Bravo PH
- Capsule endoscopy (to view the small intestine)
- ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography – to view the biliary tract)
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Upper endoscopy
If you are undergoing any surgery or procedure please refer to information about being prepared for surgery. Being preparing for your surgery is vital, understanding Pre-Admission Testing, Anesthesia, and Post-Surgery Care is critical to the success of your surgery.