Listen to Your Gut: Comprehensive GI Care
To schedule an appointment with a gastroenterologist, call (530) 576-5298.
At Dignity Health Medical Foundation—Woodland and Davis, our board certified gastroenterologists are committed to the digestive health of our patients. Our GI specialists offer advanced expertise in treating diseases of the digestive tract (esophagus and stomach), the gallbladder and biliary tract, pancreas, liver and large intestine (colon and rectum). When a multidisciplinary approach is called for, our specialists work in conjunction with onsite surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, and oncologists to offer advanced, comprehensive treatment through consultative services and medical procedures.
Symptoms commonly associated with gastrointestinal disorders include, but are not limited to:
- Abdominal pain
- Bleeding from the digestive tract
- Difficulty swallowing
- Hepatitis A, B and C
- Acid reflux disorder
- Barrett’s esophagus
- Acute and chronic liver diseases
- Celiac disease
- Constipation and diarrhea
- Digestive disease tumors
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- GI bleeding
- Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Our collective expertise means our patients benefit from the perspective and experience of a whole team of specialists who regularly perform advanced procedures including:
- Diagnostic and therapeutic upper endoscopy—Upper endoscopy, also known as EGD, is a procedure in which a thin flexible tube with a light and camera at its tip is used to look inside (and possibly operate on) the upper digestive tract.
- Diagnostic and screening colonoscopy—A colonoscope (similar to an endoscope) is used to examine the inner lining of the large intestine.
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy—This is similar to a colonoscopy, except it shows only the rectum and the lower part of the colon.
- Diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower endoscopic ultrasound—A special endoscope uses high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the lining and walls of the digestive tract.
- Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP)—This procedure combines upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and x-rays to treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts.
- Cholangioscopy (SpyGlass)—A high-resolution digital scoping device allows for advanced viewing and operative capabilities.
- Hemorrhoid banding—Also known as rubber band ligation, this procedure involves tying the base of an internal hemorrhoid with rubber bands to cut off blood flow.