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Gastroenterology

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At Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, you can get treatment for nearly any disorder of the digestive system. Whether it is a condition affecting your esophagus, stomach, small or large intestine, rectum, liver, gallbladder or pancreas, we are well equipped to care for your needs.

Our experienced and highly skilled gastroenterologists have access to the latest diagnostic tools that give them the added edge they need to identify and treat intestinal conditions. They perform diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies, colonoscopies, and ERCPs as well as esophageal pH and manometry, capsule endoscopy, and minimally invasive hemorrhoid procedures.

Saint Joseph’s Medical Center’s GI physicians are also skilled in the endoscopic placement of feeding tubes in patients who may have swallowing problems due to stroke or who suffer from other medical conditions.

Whatever your need, our team of accomplished gastroenterologists and specially trained nurses are here to answer your questions, make you comfortable, and give you the safest and highest quality care possible. If you are having digestive problems, we can help.

Common GI Conditions

  • Acid Reflux Disease
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallstones
  • Hepatitis C
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • GERD
  • Hemorrhoidal Banding

Diagnostic Testing

There are sophisticated tests to determine the nature of a gastrointestinal problem, whether surgery is indicated and to determine whether it is cancer-related or not. Many of these tests are conducted in the Endoscopy Suite of the Ambulatory Surgery Unit at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, which offers various screening procedures of the digestive tract, described collectively as “endoscopies."

These include colonoscopy screening and utilize some of the most technologically advanced equipment available. This allows the Hospital’s highly-trained and skilled physicians to check the patient’s digestive tract for ulcers, tumors and other irregularities. While most procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, having them performed in a hospital setting provides additional reassurance to patients should any medical complications arise during or after the procedure.

General Colon and Rectal Surgery

Saint Joseph’s Medical Center offers state-of-the-art care in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders affecting the lower gastrointestinal tract, specifically the colon, rectum, and anus. These disorders include colon and rectal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular diseases, and functional problems such as rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence, anal fissures, and hemorrhoids.

Our colon and rectal surgical staff have developed a unique depth and breadth of experience, known for leading-edge medical, surgical, and after-care knowledge and techniques. Saint Joseph’s Medical Centers surgeons specialize in the minimal access approaches to general colon and rectal surgery using laparoscopic techniques. Laparoscopic surgery has a range of benefits, including decreased post-operative pain, shorter post-operative recovery time, and less noticeable scarring.