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Digestive Health

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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The HSHS St. John’s Hospital gastroenterology department has state-of-the-art equipment and our doctors and nurses are trained on the latest procedures and techniques. 

Gastroenterology (GI) focuses on conditions and diseases of the digestive system. This includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), and rectum. Hepatology services focus on the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and liver ducts. Long flexible endoscopes allow physicians to look for stones in the bile ducts and pancreas and give them the ability to stop GI tract and obscure bleeding.

The GI unit has been recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy as a GI Center of Excellence which highlights high-quality endoscopy teams across the United States. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors endoscopy units that have demonstrated a commitment to patient safety and quality in endoscopy as evidenced by meeting the program’s rigorous criteria, which includes following the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing, CDC infection control guidelines and ensuring endoscopy staff competency.

Coloscopies saves lives

Schedule some screen time. Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and women. St. John's has the state-of-the-art technology and clinical expertise to perform a colonoscopy - a safe and pain-free procedure to help prevent colon cancer.

Schedule your screening

Talk to your doctor about scheduling your colonoscopy at St. John's.