Gastrointestinal Care

Gastroenterology is the study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and associated organs. These include the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gallbladder or pancreas.

PMC’s GI department is made up of four physicians, GI nurses and a GI lab. Jointly, they work with other hospital departments that have an impact on GI treatment, principally pharmacy, dietary and radiology.

Recognized for quality and safety by The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)

Colonoscopy

You know you need to get one when your turn 50, but you just can’t make yourself do it. You might want to rethink that mindset. Colonoscopy is one of the easiest ways to find colon cancer and “nip it in the bud” when polyps are small and noninvasive. Colon cancer, if caught early, is one of the most treatable cancers. And once you’ve had a colonoscopy, you usually won’t need another one for 10 years!

Afraid there might be pain?

While most patients do well in “twilight sleep” during a colonoscopy procedure, if you just don’t want to be even a little aware or you have a low tolerance for pain, you may be able to have it done under general anesthesia. There are more risks to the patient when general anesthesia is administered during any procedure, but the gastroenterologists at PMC will work with you to overcome your fears. It’s more important to have a colonoscopy done starting at age 50 than to forego the procedure because you’re afraid of the pain.

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