Digestive system issues
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Keeping the digestive system healthy
Gastroenterology is the study and care of the organs of the digestive system and the diseases that may take place there.
Gastroenterologists are doctors who are specialists and experts in the GI tract with several additional years of training after their internal medicine residency.
Our board-certified gastroenterologists and surgeons diagnose and treat conditions of the GI tract, which includes the:
- Small and large intestine (colon)
- Anus and rectum
- Liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts
We can help with:
- Abdominal pain
- Bowel incontinence
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Heartburn or indigestion
- Hepatitis C
- Rectal bleeding
- Swallowing difficulties
- Surgery, including robotics-assisted surgery
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.
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.