Minimally Invasive GI Care
Dignity Health specializes in minimally invasive GI procedures—helping you find relief and get back up to speed faster.
At Dignity Health, our gastroenterology team offers a full range of general and subspecialty services to diagnose, treat and manage diseases of the upper digestive tract—esophagus and stomach—the gallbladder and biliary tract, pancreas, liver and large intestine—the colon and rectum.
Understanding Your Symptoms
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.
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:
- Dysphagia, malnutrition
- Esophageal disease, including gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), Barrett’s esophagus, hiatal hernia and perforated esophagus
- Fatty liver disease
- Hepatobiliary disease in pregnancy
- Inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s Disease, esophagitis, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, pancreatitis, gallstones and cholecystitis
- Pancreatic cysts
- Pancreaticobiliary tumors/malignancies
- Peptic ulcers, gastritis, and helicobacter pylori (infection of the stomach)
- Tumors (benign and malignant) of the GI tract, such as esophageal, gastric, liver, pancreatic colon and rectal
- Upper/lower GI bleeding
- Varices (varicose veins of the GI tract)
At Dignity health, we invest in the latest technology, including minimally invasive procedures, for diagnosing and treating gastroenterology disorders. Advanced procedures include:
- Colonoscopy, including biopsy, polypectomy, treatment of bleeding sites, dilation and stent placement
- Colorectal surgery
- Endoscopic hemostatic therapy
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), including papillotomy, stone extraction/lithotripsy, stent placement
- Endoscopic ultrasound, including biopsy
- Esophageal dilation
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
- Laparoscopic colectomy
- Laparoscopic hernia repair
- LINX for acid reflux
- Nissen fundoplication
- Pancreatobiliary endoscopy
- Purcutaneous endoscopic gastronomy
- Spyglass Direct Visualization System
- Upper endoscopy, including biopsy and treatment of bleeding sites, dilation, stent placement and Botox treatment for achalasia
Have You Had Your Colonoscopy?
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine stated that the death rate from colorectal cancer was cut by more than 50 percent in patients who had polyps removed during a colonoscopy. Talk to your doctor about scheduling yours today.
Screening patients for colon cancer is an important function of our gastroenterology department. We encourage anyone with a family history of colon cancer and those 50 to 75 years old to get screened. In an effort to reach these patients, we have developed group classes for education and scheduling of screening colonoscopies.
Find a gastroenterology doctor today by calling 888.800.7688 or use our Find a Doctor tool.