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Symptoms, Conditions & Procedures

GI Procedures

Anorectal Manometry

Anorectal manometry is performed when individuals experience constipation or fecal incontinence to assess the muscles used during a bowel movement.

Argon Laser Therapy

Argon laser therapy is used to treat GI issues such as dysphagia, mucosal lesions, hemorrhages, and more with less recovery than traditional surgery.

Barium Study of the Intestines

Barium studies involve ingesting an iodine agent so the intestines can be evaluated for abnormalities like inflammation, ulcers, tumors, and more.


Barrett's esophagus is a condition related to GERD, which can increase a person's chance of cancer; however, Barrx can safely remove unhealthy tissue.

Capsule Endoscopy

A small bowel capsule endoscopy is a procedure where a patient swallows a pill with a camera that captures thousands of pictures of their GI tract.

Cholangioscopy (SpyGlass®)

Cholangioscopy using the SpyGlass system is a noninvasive endoscopic procedure used for diagnosing and treating bile duct abnormalities.


A cholecystectomy is a safe, minimally invasive surgical procedure where the gallbladder is removed due to gallstones or other gallbladder diseases.

Chronic Care Management

Chronic care management services can help patients with two or more chronic conditions get the ongoing care needed for improved health and wellness.

Colon Cancer Screening

Colon cancer screenings make it possible to detect and even prevent colon cancer by searching for polyps and growths in the colon and rectum.


A colonoscopy can be provided to detect and treat colon cancer and other GI issues without surgical intervention or a long recovery period.

CT or CAT Scan

A CAT scan is used to capture images of the inner part of the organs and body in order to provide a well-rounded visual of the body.

Elevated Liver Tests

Elevated liver tests are performed to help explain abnormal liver results and provide diagnosis, treatment, and management of liver issues.

Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

Endoscopic mucosal resection allows providers to look inside the body and take out growths like upper GI or colon nodules without invasive surgery.

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

An endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a procedure performed to diagnose and treat issues in the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and rectum.


An enteroscopy is performed in order to identify the source of gastrointestinal issues such as stomach pain, bleeding, or unusual x-ray results.


ERCP is performed to detect and diagnose the cause of GI concerns such as unexplained pain, abnormal x-rays or liver tests, pancreatitis, and more.

Esophageal Dilation

Esophageal dilation is the enlargement or stretching of an obstructed or constricted region of the esophagus. Often used as a therapeutic procedure.

Esophageal Impedance Test

An esophageal impedance test is a 24-hour test to assess the amount of acidic and non-acidic reflux in your esophagus from your stomach after one day.

Esophageal Manometry

Esophageal manometry is a swallowing test used to measure the functionality of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and muscles of the esophagus.


Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, or EGD, is a diagnostic procedure used to view the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum and assess GI symptoms.

Fecal Transplant

Fecal transplant or fecal bacteriotherapy is a method of restoring good bacteria in the colon by transplanting stool from another person.

Feeding Tube Insertion (PEG)

Feeding Tube Insertion (PEG) is a method of providing nutrition through a tube directly into the stomach bypassing the mouth and the esophagus.


A FibroScan, or transient elastography, is an ultrasound technology that measures the state of fibrosis and steatosis found in the liver.

Fistula Correction/Repair

A fistula correction and repair improves any damage to the lining of the anal canal by clearing out and fixing any infection found in the anal glands.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

A flexible sigmoidoscopy is an endoscopic procedure performed with a scope that is placed into the rectum to inspect the lining of the colon.

Hemorrhoid Banding

Hemorrhoid banding, also known as rubber band ligation, is a procedure that causes hemorrhoids to shrink and fall off by restricting blood flow.

Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion)

Infusion therapy, or IV infusion, is the method of administering medication directly into the blood vessels through the use of needles or catheters.

Interventional Gastro

Interventional gastroenterology is a sub-specialty that identifies conditions related to the digestive tract, pancreas, and bile ducts.

Liver Biopsy

Liver biopsies are where a sample of the liver gets collected for analysis to help identify abnormalities, check fibrosis state, and more.


LiverMultiScan is a diagnostic tool that creates reports on liver tissue health using noninvasive and contrast-free MRI scans.

Lower GI Series

A lower GI series, or barium enema, is an x-ray examination using barium contrast to test for diseases or conditions affecting the large intestine.

Luminal Stent Placement

When a portion of the GI tract becomes blocked or will possibly become obstructed, luminal stent placement is performed to open a pathway.


MRI, magnetic resonance imaging, assists in the treatment of conditions of the GI tract by producing images of a patient’s internal organs.


A pancreatoscopy is a procedure used to visualize, evaluate, and intervene when necessary so pancreatic duct abnormalities can be treated effectively.

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Pelvic floor physical therapy treats pelvic floor dysfunction using exercise therapy, functional training, biofeedback, and manual therapy.

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

The pain management treatment, radiofrequency ablation, utilizes radio waves to decrease the pain signals sent from your nerves to your tissues.

Sacral Neuromodulation

To help the brain and sacral nerves work together for proper bowel and bladder control, a sacral neuromodulation implantable device is used.

SmartPill™ Test

A tiny capsule, called the SmartPill™ is swallowed, then monitored while it records important information while traveling through the GI tract.


Solesta is an injection treatment that is used to increase bowel control and treat fecal incontinence by strengthening the tissue in the anal canal.

Stretta® Therapy

Stretta therapy improves the muscle function of the tissue found in the lower esophageal sphincter through regeneration using radiofrequency energy.

TIF® Procedure

The TIF procedure is a minimally invasive treatment for GERD to restore normal function at the gastroesophageal junction.

Total Parenteral Nutrition

Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is a method of feeding the body and providing rich nutrients directly into the veins bypassing the digestive system.

Virtual Colonoscopy

Virtual colonoscopies, also known also as CT colonoscopies, are a less invasive option for colonoscopies and only take about 15 minutes to complete.