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The GI is the food pipe, stomach and small intestine parts of the body. Our gastroenterologists know the most effective ways to help you with your medical GI and liver disease problems.
We can help you with many types of problems:
- Upper digestive tract disease (mouth, the body cavity between the mouth and food pipe, the food pipe, stomach and part of the small intestine or part of the tube that runs between the stomach and anus)
- Small bowel problems
- Colon (large intestine) problems
- Functional gastrointestinal problems, such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
- Liver disease (hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and fatty liver, among others)
- Biliary tract (liver, gall bladder and bile ducts or parts of the body that release fluid that helps your body digest food) diseases, such as gallstones or hardened deposits of bile
- Pancreatic diseases (the pancreas is a gland near the stomach)
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 lens at the end)
- Upper GI endoscopy (an exam that also uses a similar tube)
- Bravo™ pH monitoring (a tool to help find the cause of acid reflux problems)
- Barrx™ radiofrequency ablation (a tool to help find the cause of problems in the intestines)
- ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
- EUS (endoscopic ultrasound)
- capsule endoscopy (camera pill)
- 24-hour pH manometry (a test that looks at pressure in the stomach and food pipe)
Some care takes place at:
Capsule endoscopy (camera pill) helps us take a video of the inside of your small intestine.
Here’s how it works:
- 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 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.
- Images of the intestinal track are sent 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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