Digestive health center in Augusta, Georgia
Digestive disorders are among the most prevalent medical problems, affecting millions of people every year. That's why the gastroenterologists at Doctors Hospital of Augusta are here to diagnose and treat patients experiencing all types of gastrointestinal (GI) problems.
Not all GI diseases are curable, but we can treat the symptoms. We work as your partner in care to identify the cause of your digestive discomfort and find a treatment that eases your symptoms and helps you get back to your life.
To learn more about our treatments for digestive disorders, please call our Consult-A-Nurse team at (706) 651-4343.
Digestive disorders we treat
Our gastroenterologists, registered nurses, dietitians and pharmacists work together to find the solution that is right for you. From acid-related disorders to cancer and motility (movement) problems, we are here to diagnose your condition and find the best treatment option for your symptoms. Digestive disorders we treat include:
- Acid reflux and heartburn
- Barrett’s esophagus
- Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder)
- Chronic constipation
- Colon polyps
- Crohn’s disease
- Fecal incontinence
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Gastrointestinal cancers, including:
- Colorectal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Stomach ulcers
- Ulcerative colitis
Our digestive disease specialists offer treatment options to help restore your quality of life. We perform minimally invasive, robot-assisted procedures and endoscopies in addition to medical treatments and dietary management.
Endoscopy is a medical procedure that looks inside the body using a long, thin tube. Our doctors use the latest video equipment to visualize the gastrointestinal organs and detect issues. We perform the following endoscopy procedures to help diagnose GI conditions:
- Colonoscopy (an examination of the entire colon and rectum, commonly used for colon cancer screening)
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP (an examination of the gallbladder, biliary system, pancreas and liver, combining X-rays with endoscopy)
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, or EGD (an examination, also called a gastroscopy, of the upper digestive tract)
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy (an examination of the large intestine and rectum)
Endoscopies are also used to perform minimally invasive treatments, such as:
- Endoscopic intervention (used to treat a variety of biliary and pancreatic diseases)
- Esophageal dilation (used to widen a narrowed portion of the esophagus)
- Gastrostomy (used to create an external opening in the stomach to place a feeding tube for nutritional therapy)
- Foreign body removal (removal of an object that has been swallowed and gets stuck somewhere within the digestive tract)
- Hemorrhoid ligation (removal of a hemorrhoid by cutting off its blood flow)
- Hemostasis (used to stop the flow of blood causing gastrointestinal bleeding)
- Polypectomy (removal of abnormal tissue from the colon)
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