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Gastroenterology

The Providence St. Mary Medical Center Endoscopic Unit, where the gastroenterologists perform colonoscopies and other procedures, is the only one in the area recognized for quality and safety by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Diagnosis and treatment of digestive issues

Our specialists diagnose and treat conditions of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, bile ducts and liver.

Colonoscopies

Our gastroenterologists have extensive training and experience performing colonoscopies, using a scope to examine the lining of the large intestine. This helps assure that your procedure will be safe, professional and meet high standards of quality. The physicians perform the colonoscopies in the Providence St. Mary Medical Center Endoscopic Unit, the only endoscopy unit in the area recognized for quality and safety by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Upper endoscopy

During an upper endoscopy, the specialist uses a scope to examine your esophagus, stomach and duodenum. Our gastroenterologists perform many of these procedures every year. This assures you experience and quality for a more professional, comfortable experience.

Capsule endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy allows the specialist to examine the small intestine though a non-invasive procedure. You swallow a vitamin-pill-sized camera that films its journey through the digestive tract, then is eliminated. The technology offers doctor the most comprehensive view of the small intestine possible for the diagnosis of recurrent or persistent symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding or anemia.

Prior to your visit, you may receive instructions based on the procedure for which you have been scheduled. Some require no special preparations, while others, such as colonoscopies, have specific instructions. To ensure the best possible results, please follow the instructions carefully.

Our staff will provide you with information on what to expect before, during and after your procedure. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask.