Sixty to 70 million Americans are affected by problems related to digestion. The digestive system is the engine that supports your body by delivering and absorbing needed nutrients.
The Polyclinic Gastroenterology Department specializes in problems of the digestive system. All of our gastroenterologists are board certified with special training in diagnosing and treating disorders affecting the gastrointestinal organs, including the stomach, intestine, colon, liver, pancreas and gallbladder.
Areas of Focus
- Stomach (ulcer disease, nausea, abdominal pain)
- Small intestine (malnutrition, celiac disease)
- Colon (rectal bleeding, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease)
- Liver (hepatitis, cirrhosis)
- Biliary tract (gallstones, jaundice)
- Pancreas (panacreatitis)
- Esophagus (esophageal reflux, swallowing difficulties)
Diagnostic GI Procedures
The Polyclinic GI team performs screening and diagnostic procedures in our Endoscopy Center.
- Colonoscopy, the test of choice to screen for colon cancer and to remove colon polyps which could become malignant. Learn more about preventing colon cancer in Dr. Wallin's blog post.
- EGD (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography), the use of an endoscope and x-ray to examine the bile duct and pancreatic duct.
- BRAVO® pH Monitoring, an innovative, catheter free ambulatory system that provides information about the duration, pattern and symptom correlation of distal esophageal acid exposure from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Such information is often highly useful to make decisions about the medical and surgical management of these patients. This advanced monitoring system is part of the care offered for patients with GERD.
Listen to Polyclinic doctors discuss facts, myths and misconceptions about colonoscopy.