Dignity Health Medical Group - Dominican’s gastroenterology service line specializes in the treatment of various digestive disorders, liver diseases and the surveillance of the gastrointestinal tract. Some of the diseases we manage include inflammatory bowel diseases, peptic disease and small bowel disorders. Our medical team also assists in the diagnosis and management of GI malignancies and a variety of chronic hepatic disorders including hepatitis and cirrhosis.
Screening patients for colon cancer is an important function of Dominican Medical Group’s Gastroenterology department. We encourage anyone with a family history of colon cancer and those 50 to 75 years old to get screened.
Some procedures we perform include:
- Diagnostic and therapeutic upper endoscopy, including treatment of bleeding sites, dilation, stent placement, BoTox treatment for achalasia
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography, including papillotomy, stone extraction/lithotripsy, stent placement
- Endoscopic Ultrasound, including biopsy
- Colonoscopy including, biopsy, polypectomy, treatment of bleeding sites, dilation, stent placement
Dominican Medical Group offers treatments for Chronic Hepatitis B and Chronic Hepatitis C and a wide array of gastrointestinal diseases. For Hepatitis C referrals from outside providers, we ask that the patient’s HCV RNA (quantitative viral load), HCV genotype and liver panel be collected beforehand.
Our goal is to help our patients control the symptoms that negatively affect their health and lifestyle while focusing on their treatment.