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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

We understand the importance of digestive health.

When your digestive system isn't working well, it can disrupt your nutrition, your social activities — your entire routine. The gastrointestinal (GI) doctors at Parham Doctors’ Hospital, a campus of Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, are specialists in digestion and can treat and diagnose any issues you face.

Digestive system conditions we treat

The characteristics of GI issues can vary widely, but we're prepared to treat all kinds of digestive conditions, including:

  • Abdominal pain and ulcers
  • Acid reflux (heartburn)
  • Bloating
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernias
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Stomach pain
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ulcers

GI services we offer

Our team of GI doctors can diagnose and treat all types of gastric conditions using endoscopic technology that allows for highly accurate procedures with shorter recovery times.

Endoscopic procedures we offer

Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure in which your doctor uses an endoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end) to view the inside of your digestive system. In some cases, endoscopic surgical specialists may also use an endoscope to help take tissue samples or perform endoscopic surgery.

Some endoscopic procedures we use to screen for, diagnose and treat GI conditions include:

  • Colonoscopy exam
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Mucosal resection
  • Stretta GERD treatment
  • Upper GI series

Dedicated endoscopic suites

When you undergo an endoscopic procedure with us, it will be performed in a comfortable, dedicated endoscopic suite that's separate from our surgical unit. Our endoscopic suite includes a waiting area for loved ones. It offers entertainment options and a complimentary coffee bar.

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