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.
Gastroenterologists in Dulles, Virginia
We find solutions to uncomfortable digestive issues.
StoneSprings Hospital Center’s gastroenterologists and colorectal doctors are specialists in digestive health and gastrointestinal (GI) problems. We work to find a quick and accurate diagnosis to begin treatment — and healing — as soon as possible.
GI conditions we treat
Our doctors provide expert GI diagnostic testing and care for conditions that can affect the digestive tract, including:
- Anal fissures
- Anal fistulae
- Anal condyloma
- Colorectal cancer
- Colon polyps
- Crohn’s disease
- Diseases of bile ducts or pancreas
- Fecal incontinence
- Gastric outlet obstructions
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Lower and/or upper GI bleeding
- Rectal prolapse
- Tumors of the GI tract
Our digestive health services
Your doctor will work with you to evaluate your symptoms and determine which care plan is best for you. We offer a wide range of treatments, both surgical and nonsurgical, and specialize in endoscopic procedures.
Acid reflux and GERD treatments
Acid reflux is a chronic condition in which stomach acid or bile flows into the food pipe and irritates the lining. Frequent acid reflux and heartburn, typically exceeding twice a week, may indicate GERD. In many cases, a change in diet, combined with the right medications, can control the symptoms of acid reflux.
GERD develops when chronic acid reflux goes untreated. Its symptoms include heartburn, acid reflux or acid indigestion. Left untreated, the condition can lead to a more serious health condition, such as esophageal cancer. Treatment to manage GERD typically includes diet, lifestyle changes and medication.
If you have severe GERD and medical treatments have been unsuccessful, we offer surgical options. Most of these procedures are minimally invasive, such as Nissen fundoplication. During that procedure, your surgeon repairs the esophageal valve or corrects hiatal hernias to prevent acid reflux.
Our colonoscopy doctors use advanced technology, innovative therapies and minimally invasive options to treat colon, rectal and anal cancer. Some of our procedures include:
- Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
- Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgeries
- Large colon polyp resection
- Restorative proctocolectomies
- Small tumor ablation
We also collaborate with other specialists, including gynecologic surgeons, to perform:
- Pelvic floor reconstruction
- Rectal prolapse repairs
- Vaginal prolapse repairs
Endoscopy is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that allows doctors to examine the esophagus, stomach and intestines. During the procedure, a flexible tube (endoscope) with a light and camera attached provides real-time imaging. The endoscope will be inserted orally for an upper GI procedure and rectally for a lower GI procedure.
We offer these endoscopic procedures:
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Lower GI endoscopy
- Upper GI endoscopy
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