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Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the field of medicine relating to the treatment of the gastrointestinal tract. Gastroenterologists focus on the treatment of diseases of the digestive system, this includes a range of organs starting at the mouth and ending at the rectum.

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Gastroenterologists in Richmond, Virginia

Gastrointestinal (GI) issues are hard to live with — we don't think you should have to.

At Chippenham Hospital, our board-certified gastroenterologists specialize in common and complex GI issues. We work to quickly diagnose the source of your digestive trouble and offer you the best possible personalized treatment plan.

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GI conditions we treat

Our doctors treat a variety of disorders that impact your digestive tract, including:

  • Abdominal wall conditions
  • Colitis
  • Colon polyps
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Endocrine conditions
  • Esophageal disease (achalasia)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • GI cancers
  • Hemorrhoids and related conditions
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Our gastroenterology services

No two people are alike. That's why we work with you to form an individualized treatment plan, using surgical or nonsurgical treatments, depending on your condition.

GI diagnostics and treatments

Our gastroenterologists will determine what tests and treatments you need. Our doctors may use one or more of the following procedures:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Esophageal endoscopy (EGD)
  • GI surgery
  • Immunosuppressive drug infusions
  • Polyp removal
On-site endoscopy suites

Endoscopic procedures use an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, to examine your digestive tract with real-time imaging via color TV monitor.

If your condition requires endoscopy for diagnosis or treatment, it will be performed in our dedicated endoscopy suites. These suites are separate from our traditional operating rooms. This dedicated area is where our team performs a variety of non-surgical procedures, such as bronchial thermoplasty, cancer staging and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS).

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