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Digestive Center

digestive staffGastroenterology is a branch of medicine focused on the digestive system, also called the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These physicians are skilled at treating diseases and disorders that affect the digestive system. This includes the esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), rectum, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Gastroenterologists treat diseases and disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), celiac disease (gluten intolerance), irritable bowel syndrome, stomach ulcers, malnutrition, Crohn's disease, inflammatory colon conditions, and many other conditions.

Our Services

GI procedures performed at Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital include:

  • Colonoscopy and polyp removal
  • EGD (upper endoscopy)
  • Esophageal Varix Banding
  • Peg Tube Placement
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Bravo
  • Manometry

Each year, millions of Americans suffer from digestive disorders ranging from acid reflux disease to irritable bowel syndrome to the life-threatening colon, rectal, or esophageal diseases. At Ohio Valley, our specialists provide expert diagnostic and screening capabilities, innovative treatment solutions, and award-winning patient care. We are dedicated to providing each patient with superior medical treatment in a comfortable, safe environment.

What Is a Colonoscopy?

People aged 45 and older, are at higher risk of colon diseases. Usually, these colon diseases, including colon cancer, have no outward symptoms in the earliest stages when they are more treatable and even curable in some instances. A colonoscopy is a diagnostic test that checks for colon problems. If you have signs of colon cancer or another GI cancer type, your gastroenterologist will customize a treatment plan to combat the disease.

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