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Don’t let a digestive disorder impact your daily routine any longer. At Saint Vincent Hospital, our gastroenterology specialists use modern techniques and treatments to help detect, diagnose and treat a range of digestive disorders.
Help for Digestive Diseases
Whether your digestive problem is simply embarrassing, uncomfortable or even life threatening, we can help. Click below to see some of the common diseases & conditions we treat, as well as common tests, screenings, treatments, and procedures.
EMR is a surgical procedure used to resect, or cut out, abnormal or cancerous cells from the lining of the digestive tract. To remove the lesions, a small tube is passed down the throat and another tube is inserted in the anus.
This procedure is aimed at correcting the root cause of esophageal reflux. During the incision-less procedure, an endoscope is inserted through the patient's mouth and is used to reconstruct the gastroesophageal valve.
This therapy is used to treat severe bladder control problems and is typically a last resort when other medical treatments have failed. The InterStim® system electrically stimulates the sacral nerves located near the tailbone control the bladder and muscles related to urinary function.
During laparoscopic surgery, a small, lighted tube is inserted through an incision in the abdomen. Laparoscopy can be used to find cysts, fibroid tumors and infections or to remove tissue that can be biopsied during the procedure.
Robotic surgery and computer-assisted surgery are procedures that use robotic systems to aid surgeons when performing operations. Robotic surgery often means a shorter recovery time and smaller incisions.
This type of ultrasound allows doctors to examine and obtain images of the esophagus, stomach lining and gastrointestinal tract for signs of inflammation and disease. A device is passed through the mouth or anus to create visual images of the upper or lower digestive tract.
ERCP is an acronym for Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography. This screening technique combines endoscopy and fluoroscopy (continuous X-ray imaging) to diagnose and treat certain conditions of the liver and pancreas.
This procedure is an examination of the middle portion of the digestive tract, including the small intestine. The patient swallows a small, pill-sized capsule that contains a camera. As the camera makes its way through the body, doctors are able to view images of the small intestine.
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