Gastrointestinal Care

What Is Gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is the study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and related organs, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

Common disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract include:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colon polyps and colon cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Colitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Various cancers

Why Parrish Medical Center

Parrish Medical Center’s gastroenterology department aspires to provide the highest-quality gastrointestinal care for patients and stay up-to-date with latest advances in diagnostics and treatment. In fact, Parrish Medical Center earned the 2009-2010 HealthGrades Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award.

The department includes four physicians as well as nurses who specialize in gastroenterology and a gastroenterology lab. To provide the best GI care, the department also works with the PMC pharmacy, dietary and radiology departments.