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Gastroenterology

Whatever digestive health problems you may be having, the gastroenterologists at T.J. Regional Health have you covered. There's no need to travel out of the area for expert gastroenterology services.

Conditions we treat

Located at the T.J. Health Pavilion, the Gastrointestinal (GI) Clinic treats a wide variety of digestive health problems. Some of the common conditions our gastroenterologists treat include:

  • Acid reflux, heartburn and GERD
  • Dyspepsia/indigestion
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Abdominal pain syndrome
  • Biliary tract disorders, gallbladder disorders and gallstone pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Constipation and defecation problems
  • Acute and chronic diarrhea
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Colon polyps

Endoscopy

When you come to us for an endoscopic procedure, you can expect to be treated with the same excellent, compassionate care you've come to expect from the rest of your T.J. Regional Health experience.

Our board-certified general surgeons and gastroenterologists perform all endoscopies at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital. Most endoscopic procedures are outpatient, which means you can usually go home the same day with no hospitalization.

Endoscopies can help diagnose and treat a variety of GI disorders. The most common endoscopic procedures we perform include:

  • Upper endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Esophageal banding of varices and sclerotherapy
  • Photo- and thermal coagulation of bleeding ulcers
  • Placement of feeding tubes
  • Removal of foreign bodies
  • Esophageal dilation for people with difficulty swallowing
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and endoscopic extraction of gallstones
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • 24-hour pH probe
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Paracentesis (draining fluid off the abdomen)