St. John's hospitals specializes in minimally invasive GI procedures—helping you find relief and get back up to speed faster.
Gastroenterology is the field of medicine that specializes in treating diseases of the digestive tract (esophagus and stomach), the gallbladder and biliary tract, pancreas, liver and large intestine (colon and rectum). Common symptoms associated with gastroenterology conditions include, but are not limited to, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, bleeding from the digestive tract, regurgitation, and difficulty swallowing.
Common symptoms associated with gastrointestinal disorders include, but are not limited to, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, bleeding from the digestive tract, regurgitation, and difficulty swallowing.
If you’re among the 20% of Americans who suffer from Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, you know the impact it can have on your life. Thanks to a weak valve between your stomach and esophagus, stomach acid flows backward, causing painful heartburn and even regurgitation. Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication, or TIF, is a minimally invasive procedure to treat severe and ongoing acid reflux with greater effectiveness and comfort than other options.
Our board certified gastroenterologists work in conjunction with our onsite radiologists, pathologists, surgeons and oncologists to offer our patients excellent care and comprehensive treatment through consultative services, inpatient/outpatient care and procedures. We treat a variety of gastroenterology conditions including:
Both men and women are equally at risk for colon cancer and the risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with age. Screening tests for colorectal cancer is recommended at age 45+ and continue at regular intervals or at the recommendation of a physician. Although colorectal cancer is most common among people age 45 and older, it can also occur in teenagers. The majority of colon cancers appear in individuals with no known risk factors, which is why regular screenings are so important.
Begin Screening to Help Prevent Colon Cancer
Although anyone can get colon cancer, some people are at a much higher risk for developing the disease.
Some factors that increase the likelihood of getting colon cancer include:
At Dignity health, we invest in the latest technology, including minimally invasive procedures, for diagnosing and treating gastroenterology disorders. Advanced procedures include:
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