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The gastrointestinal (GI) tract includes everything from the mouth to the anus. Our gastroenterologists can help you with diseases involving the:
- Esophagus (food pipe)
- Small intestine
- Large intestine (or colon and rectum)
We can help you with many types of problems, such as:
- Small bowel problems
- Colon (large intestine) problems
- Functional gastrointestinal problems, such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
- Liver disease (hepatitis, cirrhosis and fatty liver, among others)
- Biliary tract (the plumbing system of the liver which delivers bile to the intestine to help your body digest food) diseases, such as gallstones or hardened deposits of bile
- Pancreatic diseases (the pancreas is another organ involved in digestion)
Some of the ways we can help include:
- Colonoscopy (an exam of the inside of the large intestine that uses a tube that bends easily with a camera at the end)
- Upper GI endoscopy (an exam that also uses a similar tube)
- Bravo™ pH monitoring (a tool to help find acid reflux problems)
- Barrx™ radiofrequency ablation (a tool used to destroy a precancerous change in the esophagus)
- ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
- EUS (endoscopic ultrasound)
- Capsule endoscopy (camera pill)
- 24-hour pH manometry (a test that looks at pressure in the esophagus)
We offer inpatient and outpatient procedures (surgeries) at these locations:
Capsule endoscopy (camera pill) helps us take a video of the inside of your small intestine.
Here’s what happens:
- You swallow a capsule the size of a large vitamin.
- The capsule travels naturally through your small intestine.
- The capsule’s camera takes up to 50,000 photos.
Capsule endoscopy helps your doctor find potential problems, such as:
- Polyps (small growths)
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease)
- Vascular malformations (problems in the blood vessels)
- Tumors (cancerous or noncancerous growths) in the small intestine
Here’s how it works:
- You swallow a small capsule in the morning in your doctor’s office.
- You wear a battery-operated data recorder for up to eight hours.
- The capsule's camera sends images of the intestinal track twice each second to sensors worn around your abdomen (the middle of your body).
- At the end of the day, the images are downloaded to a computer and viewed by your doctor.
- The capsule is excreted normally.
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