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.
- EGD (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography), the use of an endoscope and x-ray to examine the bile duct and pancreatic duct.
- BRAVO® pH Monitoring, the catheter free ambulatory system measures pH levels in your esophagus. Along with the information gathered by the patient in the Bravo Recorder Patient Diary, these measurements allows your specialist to evaluate your heartburn and acid reflux symptoms and plan the best treatment for your diagnosis. This advanced monitoring system is part of the care offered for patients with GERD.