Gastrointestinal

When you experience digestive discomfort, rely on the specialists at Cone Health Medical Group to provide relief. Our gastroenterologists have extensive training in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver, gallbladder and biliary system. So you can count on us to identify the source of your symptoms and create a care plan tailored to you.

Conditions We Treat

Turn to a CHMG gastroenterologist when you experience a GI condition such as:

  • Celiac disease – Immune system response to gluten
  • Colorectal cancer (colon cancer)
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis – Small pouches in the wall of the large intestine
  • Dysphagia – Difficulty swallowing
  • Functional gastrointestinal disorders – Recurring GI symptoms without evidence of damage due to diseaseAbdominal pain or bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – Abdominal cramping, bloating, and constipation or diarrhea
  • Gallstones – Hardened masses of cholesterol and other substances found in bile
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) – Discomfort, difficulty swallowing, or other symptoms caused by stomach contents leaking back into the esophagus
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Heartburn (indigestion) – Discomfort in the upper abdomen and throat
  • Hiatal hernia – Upper stomach bulging through muscle wall that separates it from the chest
  • Hemorrhoids – Swollen inflamed veins
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Pancreatitis – Inflamed pancreas
  • Peptic ulcers – Sores in the lining of the stomach or small intestine
  • Lactose intolerance – Inability to digest lactose, a type of sugar found in dairy products
  • Liver diseases, including Hepatitis C

Visit our health library to learn more about conditions affecting the digestive tract.

Or learn about CHMG pediatric gastroenterology services.

Services & Treatments

Trust CHMG specialists to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your GI issues with a wide range of advanced procedures and services, including:

  • Colonoscopy – Examines the large intestine using a long thin tube with a tiny camera on the end (colonoscope)
  • Endoscopy – Uses a flexible lighted tube (endoscope) with a tiny camera on the end to diagnose or treat digestive tract conditionsUpper endoscopy – Examines the esophagus, stomach and upper small intestine
  • ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) – Uses upper endoscopy and X-rays to diagnose and treat conditions in the bile ducts and pancreatic ducts
  • Endoscopic laser therapy – Uses a beam of intense light to destroy abnormal cells
  • Esophageal dilation – Opens a narrowed area of the esophagus
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy – Examines the lower large intestine (sigmoid colon) using a flexible, narrow tube with a tiny camera on the end
  • Hemorrhoid banding or rubber band ligation (CRH O’Regan System) – Shrinks a hemorrhoid by cutting off its blood supply using a painless, noninvasive procedure
  • Liver biopsy – Removes a small piece of liver tissue so it can be examined for signs of damage or disease
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) – Places a feeding tube directly into the stomach
  • Polypectomy – Removes an abnormal growth of tissue (polyp)

If surgery is the best treatment for your condition, we’ll help you select a surgeon and provide follow-up care after your procedure. If you choose a CHMG general surgeon, your doctors will all have easy, immediate, secure access to your medical records through Cone HealthLink, our electronic medical record system. That means you’ll get safe, consistent care 24/7.

Access to New Treatments

If you’re eligible to participate in a clinical trial at GI Research Associates , you may benefit from new gastrointestinal disorder medications not yet widely available. To learn more about our current studies, call 336-323-3229.

Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Protect your health by getting regular colorectal cancer screenings. These tests can prevent colorectal cancer—the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death—or find it early, when it’s easier to treat.

If you’re in good health, take advantage of our open access screenings, which allow you to schedule a routine test without a pre-screening GI consultation.

The American Cancer Society recommends men and women at average risk for developing colorectal cancer get a colonoscopy every 10 years or a flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years. Ask your primary care doctor about the best screening test and schedule for you.

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