Our gastrointestinal specialists diagnose and treat issues related to both the upper and lower GI tract. Our gastrointestinal specialists treat everything from common issues such as acid reflux to more complex issues such as Crohns disease.
Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Services
Franciscan Health offers comprehensive gastrointestinal (GI) services for optimal patient care. Using advanced technology, our expert physicians diagnose and treat colon, esophagus, stomach, pancreatic, liver and gallbladder issues.
The gastroenterologists at Franciscan Health have specialized training in endoscopic procedures of the digestive tract. While many GI treatments can be offered as outpatient procedures, we also offer inpatient procedures and recovery when needed.
Franciscan Health uses minimally invasive endoscopic ultrasound for more efficient diagnoses of gastrointestinal conditions, including esophageal, rectal and pancreatic cancers.
The bulge created by a hernia can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over, or lift a heavy object. Surgeons at Franciscan Health can repair hernias with minimally invasive surgery for smaller scars and faster recovery.
A colonoscopy is a test using a scope and video that lets a physician examine the lining of your colon and rectum. This test can detect polyps and early cancers. Early detection is a powerful tool in the fight against cancer.
Endoscopy procedures give doctors a way to examine the inside of the body in a minimally invasive way. Many endoscopy procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. All are performed by board-certified specialists.
Acid reflux or GERD is a common issue caused by the passage of acid from the stomach, through a weakened valve, into the esophagus. Franciscan Health offers minimally invasive acid reflux surgery to relieve severe or persistent cases of GERD.
Appendectomy is the removal of one's appendix. Usually this is done as an emergency procedure when a patient suffers from acute appendicitis.
When you need gallbladder surgery, turn to the experts at Franciscan Health. Our physicians perform this procedure with advanced technology and minimally invasive surgery for faster recovery and less pain.
Should I see a gastrointestinal specialist?
Although your primary doctor can begin treatment for many gastrointestinal disorders, a GI doctor has expertise in managing difficult or hard-to-treat cases. If you are regularly experiencing any of the following issues and are not able to find relief, talk to your doctor about a referral to a gastrointestinal specialist:
- Excessive gas
- Stomach pain
- Stomach cramps