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Gastroenterology

Digestive system conditions can interfere with your daily life. We are here to help. For your comfort and privacy, we provide compassionate care with sensitivity and respect.

Our board-certified gastroenterologists and surgeons diagnose and treat conditions of the GI tract, which includes the:

  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Small and large intestine (colon)
  • Anus and rectum
  • Liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts

 

Dr. Schoeppner talks about acid reflux

We can help with these symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Swallowing difficulties

Our services

We treat the full range of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions., from common and complex, including:

  • Acid reflux (GERD)
  • Anal fistula
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Bowel disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome
  • Celiac disease 
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Crohn's disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Jaundice
  • Liver disease
  • Nutritional disorders
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Ulcers
  • Ulcerative colitis

Early detection and prevention

Key to preventing and treating these issues is finding and diagnosing the condition. Legacy offers the best technology available for early diagnosis and prevention procedures: endoscopy; endoscopic ultrasound; Ph motility used to diagnose acid reflux; and colonoscopy used to screen for and prevent colorectal cancer.

Cancer care

Legacy Health has particular expertise in treating colorectal cancer. Legacy Cancer Institute is ranked among the nation's best by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Learn more about our colorectal cancer program.

Our doctors

Legacy provides GI care in locations at Portland, Gresham and Tualatin.

  • Legacy Medical Group-Gastroenterology sees patients for general GI concerns, such as abdominal or stomach pain, indigestion and colonoscopy screening, and provides specialty expertise for conditions including pancreatic disease, Celiac disease and Barrett's esophagus.  
  • Legacy Medical Group-Gastrointestinal Surgery specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of benign and cancerous conditions of the large and small intestine, anus and rectum, including rectal bleeding, anal fistula and colorectal cancer.
  • The surgeons of Legacy Medical Group-General Surgery have expertise in open and minimally invasive approaches to gall bladder, hernia and many other types of surgery.
  • Legacy's physician network also includes a number of gastroenterologists in private practice throughout Portland-Vancouver. Find a gastroenterologist