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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.

Reston digestive disease center

Our center provides comprehensive healthcare for digestive conditions and diseases using innovative and minimally invasive treatments.

The center provides dedicated, complete care for conditions and diseases of your gastrointestinal tract. Clinicians include gastroenterologists, surgeons and other digestive health specialists. As a team, they work closely to ensure you're properly diagnosed and given access to innovative and minimally invasive treatments.

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When diagnosed early, colorectal cancer is highly treatable. Use our online tool to find out your risk and what you can do about it.

When diagnosed early, colorectal cancer is highly treatable. Use our online tool to find out your risk and what you can do about it.

Digestive health conditions we diagnosis and treat

As part of our complete digestive care services, we treat a wide range of diseases and conditions of the GI tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, colon and rectum. Some of the GI conditions we treat include:

  • Abdominal pain and ulcers
  • Acid reflux
  • Anal fissures
  • Anal fistulae
  • Bloating
  • Bowel Obstructions
  • Colitis
  • Colon polyps
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Esophageal disorders, including Barrett's esophagus
  • Fecal incontinence or outlet obstructions
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric, duodenal and peptic ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • GI bleeding
  • GI cancer
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernias
  • Epigastric hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Incisional (surgical hernia)
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Umbilical
  • Ventral hernia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Stomach pain
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Tumors of the GI tract
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Tumors of the GI tract

Our digestive care treatments

Our team has extensive experience in all types of GI tests and procedures, including gastroenterology surgery:

GI cancer treatment

Whether you have colorectal cancer symptoms or have received a cancer diagnosis, our oncologists provide full-service GI cancer care, from screenings and diagnosis through treatment and survivorship.

GI surgery

Our GI surgeons have access to the latest technology and minimally invasive procedures, which are offered through our Institute for Robotics and Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery. Because GI conditions can affect many parts of the body, we collaborate with other specialists, including colorectal and gynecologic surgeons, when needed.

Hepatobiliary disease

Hepatobiliary disease includes a group of diseases of the liver and biliary system caused by viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections, neoplasia, toxic chemicals, alcohol consumption, poor nutrition, metabolic disorders, and cardiac failure.

Learn more about hepatobiliary diseases.  

Gastrointestinal diseases

Gastrointestinal diseases affect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract from the mouth to the anus. There are two types: functional and structural. Some examples include nausea/vomiting, food poisoning, lactose intolerance and diarrhea.