Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth into anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this speciality.
Palmars Hospital gastroenterology (GI) specialists have expertise in a comprehensive range of GI diseases of the upper tract—like the esophagus, stomach and small intestines (duodenum); the lower GI tract—like the large intestine, colon and rectum; and the hepatobiliary system—such as the liver, gall bladder, biliary tract and pancreas.
Our gastroenterologists give attention to detail and incorporate their comprehensive knowledge of the entire gastrointestinal tract to provide the highest quality endoscopy and consultative services. They possess a unique combination of broad scientific knowledge, general Internal Medicine training, superior endoscopic skills and experience, and the ability to integrate these elements to provide optimal health care for patients at Palmars Hospital.
Our treatments cover diseases that affect the gastrointestinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine (motility), the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system, and the function of the liver as a digestive organ. It includes common and important conditions such as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. In essence, all diseases of the digestive organs.
Our specialists provide expert specialty care for motility disorders along the entire gastrointestinal (GI) tract from swallowing to bowel function including disorders of the lumen, or lining of the GI tract and luminal immune disorders. Other treatments include:
- General (luminal) gastroenterology
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Hepatology (liver diseases)
- Gastrointestinal cancer
- Interventional endoscopy
- Celiac disease
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Gastric ulcers
- Gastric esophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasis (HHT)
- Motility disorders