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Gastroenterology

Advanced treatment & compassionate care. Our team is dedicated to addressing your digestive health issues and providing you with the most effective and latest treatments for digestive diseases and conditions.

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Gastroenterology is an area of medicine focused on the digestive organs like the stomach, bowels, liver, and gallbladder. Gastroenterologists can treat conditions affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) system.

Conditions treated Include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • IBS
  • Ulcers
  • Diarrhea
  • Colon cancer
  • Acid reflux
  • Polyps occuring in the large intestine
  • Hemorrhoids
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Schedule your screening

Talk to your doctor about scheduling your colonoscopy at HSHS St Anthony's Memorial Hospital. 

Screening saves lives

According to the American Cancer Society, excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States.

Dr. Nitin Kumar says that most cases can be prevented by a colorectal cancer screening, which is checking for cancer before there are any symptoms and removing polyps before they can grow into colorectal cancer. According to Dr. Kumar, "With colorectal cancer early detection is your best protection."