Gastrointestinal Medicine

Full-Scope Management of Digestive Diseases and Conditions

At St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a collaborative team of board-certified, experienced gastroenterologists and endoscopists is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of digestive diseases and conditions. This comprehensive approach delivers complete care for all types of digestive diseases, from heartburn to organ failure.

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Gastroenterology at St. Vincent’s examines the digestive system and its disorders. These can range from gastritis and ulcers to various cancers. Drawing on access to leading-edge technologies and equipment, with the ability to bring together a multidisciplinary team drawn from specialists across the broad spectrum of disciplines, enables us to provide the full range of state-of-the-art screening, testing, diagnostic and prevention services.

A Personal Treatment Plan

As highly respected specialists, our gastroenterologists possess expertise in all aspects of digestive health. They develop personalized treatment plans which prove successful and take into consideration every available comfort.


Conditions and Diseases We Treat

  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Biliary disorders
  • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) 
  • Celiac disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Liver cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic cysts and cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Ulcerative colitis

Types of Screening

Screening by our gastroenterologists include, colonoscopy and endoscopy. Patients are referred by their primary care physicians for these screenings.


Procedures

When you schedule a gastrointestinal procedure, it will be performed in our Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgical Suite. Please click here to see a list of GI procedures performed at St. Vincent's.


Signs and Symptoms of Digestive Problems

Signs and symptoms of a potential digestive system problem that gastroenterologists investigate include: 

  • Blood in the stool
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Heartburn not relieved by antacids

Diseases and Conditions of the Digestive System

  • GERD
  • celiac disease 
  • ulcers 
  • stomach cancer 
  • colorectal cancer
  • gastritis 
  • irritable bowel syndrome 
  • Crohn's disease 
  • Hepatitis
  • diverticular disease
  • lactose intolerance
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

CONTACT US

To find a St. Vincent’s physician who can discuss your health concerns or those of a loved one, please click on our FIND A DOCTOR tool and search by specialty, practice, location or keyword. We’re here to help you locate the medical expert you need.

To speak with a St. Vincent's Care Line representative, call (877) 255-7847

To speak with someone at the front desk of the Medical Center, please call (203) 576-6000

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