Digestive Health

At Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge


Taking Care of your digestive system

Gastroenterology is the study, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and conditions. The GI tract starts with the mouth and follows the digestive system through the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine (colon) and rectum. Other organs associated with the GI system include the liver, pancreas and gall bladder.

Gastroenterologists may provide the following:

  • Colorectal cancer screening with colonoscopy – including removal of polyps
  • Removal of hemorrhoids and treatment of anal-rectal disease
  • Treatment of GERD and its complications such as Barrett’s Epithelium
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography)
  • Fecal Transplant
  • Treatment of inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy – “The Camera in a Pill”
  • Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
  • Treatment of liver diseases including hepatitis virus (hepatitis A, B and C) as well as auto-immune hepatitis and other liver diseases
  • Treatment of ulcer disease
  • Treatment of other bowel disorders such as chronic constipation and diarrhea
  • Treatment of pancreatic diseases including chronic pancreatitis, acute pancreatitis, and gallstone disease

Find a gastroenterologist on the Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge medical staff.


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