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 Hopewell, Virginia
When poor digestive health causes you trouble, we can help.
Whether you have gastrointestinal (GI) issues such as chronic heartburn, pain or constipation, TriCities Hospital's gastroenterologists (GI doctors) diagnose and personalize care to fit your needs. Our goal is to return you to your everyday routine as soon as possible.
GI conditions we treat
The GI tract includes many organs, from the esophagus to the intestines and rectum. Many conditions may affect your GI system, including:
- Acid reflux
- Gallbladder disease
- Stomach pain
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- GI bleeding
- GI cancers
- Swallowing difficulty
Services our digestive health center provides
Our doctors and surgeons provide a range of diagnostic procedures and minimally invasive GI surgery options to address digestive issues.
Diagnostic GI procedures we offer
We use a variety of laboratory and imaging tests to diagnose GI conditions. These procedures include:
- Computerized tomography (CT) scan
- Fecal tests
- Lower GI series
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
- Upper GI series
GI surgery options we offer
Our experienced GI surgeons use the latest surgical technologies, including robotic surgery systems.
Robotic surgery, a minimally invasive procedure, means our surgeons make smaller incisions to help you experience a shorter hospital stay, less scarring and a quicker recovery.
We offer robot-assisted surgery for the following procedures:
- Appendix removal (appendectomy)
- Colorectal tumor removal
- Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease treatment
- Inflammatory bowel disease treatment
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