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Center for Digestive Health

About the Center

The Capital Health Center for Digestive Health is advancing the level of care available to patients in the region by providing comprehensive, state-of-the art diagnostics and treatments for a wide range of medical conditions involving the entire digestive system all in one location. The Center’s highly trained and specialized physicians utilize cutting-edge technology to deliver outstanding care.

Our medical director is a board certified gastroenterologist with years of experience who helps patients and their referring doctors navigate the center and access the appropriate specialist or surgeon for the advanced testing or care required. Our center medical staff includes the region’s pre-eminent medical expert in interventional gastroenterology and therapeutic endoscopy, who has unmatched experience using advanced diagnostic techniques such as endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and non-surgical treatments such as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), radiofrequency ablation (BARRX), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and enteral stent placement. If surgery is an option, the center has direct access to a roster of highly trained laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgeons, including the area’s only hepatobiliary surgeon who specializes in advanced laparoscopic procedures of the liver, pancreas, and bile ducts.

At the Center for Digestive Health, you have access to a multi-disciplinary team that includes physicians that have helped beta test the latest devices for digestive health that are not yet available to the public as well as lecture nationally and internationally on the latest technologies and surgical procedures that are advancing patient outcomes. And, referring physicians as well as their patients get one-on-one consultations with these same medical experts, who provide direct care and guidance for the most complicated digestive health conditions.

Among the conditions we treat:
ESOPHAGEAL DISEASES
GERD – Acid reflux
Barrett’s Esophagus
Hiatal Hernia
Dysphagia – Swallowing issues
Achalasia
Motility Disorders
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Esophageal Tumors
Esophageal Strictures
Esophageal perforations and leaks 
PANCREAS
Pancreatitis – acute and chronic
Pancreatic cystic lesions
Pancreatic tumors
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
Pancreas divisum 

STOMACH AND DUODENUM

Peptic Ulcer Disease
Abdominal pain
Helicobacter pylori
Gastritis
Gastric Polyps and Tumors
Duodenal Polyps and Tumors
GAVE – Watermelon stomach
Celiac Sprue
Gastric outlet obstruction (blockage)
Ampullary adenomas and cancer
BILIARY TRACT
Diseases of the bile duct
Bile duct stones
Bile duct strictures
Bile duct leaks
Gallstones
Cholangitis
LIVER
Hepatitis
Fatty Liver
Alcoholic Liver disease
Hereditary Diseases of the Liver (Hemochomatosis, Wilsons, etc.)
Autoimmune disease
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Portal Hypertension and Varices
Liver Failure
Liver Tumors
 
SMALL AND LARGE BOWEL
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Crohns
Ulcerative Colitis
Microscopic colitis
Irritable Bowel Disease
Short Bowel Syndrome
Infectious Diarrhea
Parasitic infections
Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
Intestinal Obstruction
Pseudoobstruction
Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
 
COLON

Colon Cancer
Rectal Cancer
Radiation Proctitis
Colon polyps (small and large)
Hereditary Polyposis Syndromes (e.g. FAP, HNPCC/Lynch Syndrome, Juvenile Polyposis)
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