Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal are the focus of this specialty.
Raulerson Hospital and the specialists on our medical staff provide patients with the following GI procedures:
According to new guidelines published May 30, 2018 by the American Cancer Society, people should be screened for colorectal cancers beginning at age 45, not 50.
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP)
- Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
What does endoscopic mean? Endoscopic refers to the use of an instrument called an endoscope - a thin, flexible tube with a tiny video camera and light on the end. The endoscope is used by a highly trained specialist, the gastroenterologist or surgeon, to diagnose and treat various problems of the GI tract.