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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 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
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Stomach pain
  • Heartburn
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • GI bleeding
  • GI cancers
  • Obstructions
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Ulcers

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:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Fecal tests
  • Lower GI series
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • 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

The Healthy Living Blog

Read our blogs to learn about our gastroenterology services and treatment options.

Recipes for an upset stomach: When you need relief from rich holiday meals 

November 28, 2022
How to give your stomach a break from rich foods during the holidays.

Recipes for an upset stomach: When you need relief from rich holiday meals 

November 28, 2022
How to give your stomach a break from rich foods during the holidays.

How to heal your gut: 7 things to try 

June 14, 2021
From inflammation to stomach bugs, gastrointestinal problems can lead to all sorts of troubles, including bloating, gas, diarrhea, rumbling and pain.

Colorectal cancer and preventive screenings 

April 12, 2021
Learn about colorectal cancer and the importance of preventive screenings.