The Gastroenterology (GI) physicians at Jefferson Health offer diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases affecting the digestive system, stomach and liver.
To make an appointment with one of our Gastroenterology offices, please call 215-955-8900.
Common disorders treated include:
- Abdominal pain
- Benign tumors
- Acid Reflux & Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Celiac Disease (autoimmune disorder of the small intestine, triggered by gluten)
- Diverticular disease (diverticulosis, intestinal)
- Duodenal/Gastric (stomach) ulcers (peptic ulcers)
- Dysphagia (difficulty or discomfort swallowing)
- Esophageal Achalasia (difficult for food and liquid to pass into the stomach)
- Esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus)
- Gas-Bloat Syndrome
- Gastritis (stomach inflammation)
- Gastroparesis (prevents proper stomach empyting)
- Hemorrhoids (swollen & inflamed veins in the rectum and anus)
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis)
- Lactose Intolerance (inability to fully digest sugar [lactose] in dairy products)
- Pancreatitis (inflamed pancreas – lies behind the lower part of the stomach)
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Viral Hepatitis, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C
- Unexplained Weight Loss
- Vomiting Disorders
Common procedures performed by Jefferson's GI physicians include:
- Colon Cancer screening
- Bravo pH Study (to identify presence of acid reflux and GERD)
- Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy
- Endoscopic Polypectomy
- Breath Testing - to evaluate for carbohydrate malabsorption.
- Pill Capsule - to evaluate for possible sources of GI Bleeding.
- ERCP - to examine and evaluate the bile ducts.
- Smart Pill Testing - for evaluation of gastric motility.
Procedures are performed at the surgery centers, along with the three hospital campuses of Jefferson Health in New Jersey.