From inflammatory bowel syndrome to Crohn’s disease to various gastrointestinal cancers, you will receive compassionate and comprehensive care from our team for a wide range of screenings and procedures.
Gastroenterology Procedures At PinnacleHealth
We offer both medical and surgical treatment options, including advanced techniques and minimally invasive procedures that will shorten your recovery and get you back to normal activities in less time than traditional surgical methods.
- Appendectomy. Surgical removal of the appendix.
- Cholecystectomy. Surgical removal of the gallbladder due to gallstones or infection. This procedure can be performed traditionally or using small, laparoscopic incisions.
- Colon resection (colectomy). Surgical removal of all or part of the large intestine (colon). This can be done using minimally invasive techniques or traditional open surgery.
- Colonoscopy. Screening test that helps find ulcers, polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding in the entire colon, large bowel and small bowel. Your physician looks at the inner lining of your rectum and colon with a thin flexible tube called a colonoscope. A small video camera is attached to the colonoscope that allows your physician to take pictures or video. Polyps and growths may be removed during the procedure and biopsied.
- EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy). Used to examine the lining of your esophagus by passing a small camera on a tube (called an endoscope) down the throat and along the length of your esophagus.
- ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram). Uses an endoscope (flexible lighted scope) inserted down the throat, combined with X-ray pictures, to examine the ducts of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas.
- Laparoscopic bowel resection. Minimally invasive surgery to remove all or part of the small or large intestine (bowel) to treat conditions such as bleeding, blockages, inflammation or infections.
- Laparoscopic hernia repair. Minimally invasive surgery in which a laparoscope is inserted through a small incision near the navel, and instruments to repair the hernia are inserted through other small incisions in the lower abdomen.
- Pancreatectomy. Surgical removal of all or part of the pancreas.
- Perforated duodenal ulcer repair. Surgical repair of a perforated ulcer in the stomach or intestinal wall.
- Peritoneal dialysis catheter placement. Surgery to place a flexible catheter into the abdomen for dialysis fluid to fill up and drain back out.
- Sigmoidoscopy. Examination of the rectum and lower colon using a lighted instrument called a sigmoidoscope. This screening only goes as far as the lower bowel.