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Gastroenterology and Digestion

The board-certified physicians at Crozer-Keystone are trained in the latest technologies and procedures to comprehensively diagnose, manage and treat gastrointestinal and liver conditions.

We work hard to translate what we know into a consistent, compassionate and personalized approach to care that   acknowledges and understands both the physical and emotional impact these medical problems can have on people.

Diagnosis

In order to reach a diagnosis for digestive and liver problems, a thorough and accurate medical history must be taken by the physician, noting your symptoms and any other pertinent information. A physical examination is also done to help assess the problem more completely.

Sometimes more extensive diagnostic evaluation is needed.  This may include endoscopic procedures, imaging tests or laboratory procedures, which are available at a number of convenient CKHS locations.

Diagnostic Tests Include:

Endoscopic Procedures

Imaging Procedures

To schedule an appointment, call 1-877-CKHS-GI1 (1-877-254-7441) or use the online Appointment Request Form.

    Treatment

    When patients are diagnosed with a gastrointestinal and liver condition, our specialists work closely with them to develop appropriate and personalized treatment plans. When necessary, the gastroenterologist may refer a patient to another specialist, such as an interventional radiologist or a colorectal surgeon.

    Treatments may include:

    Colorectal Cancer Prevention

    While colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, it is 90-95 percent treatable when detected early. Because it generally shows no symptoms in the early stages, a colon screening is the only way to detect colon cancer.

    Screening colonoscopy - a proven diagnostic and treatment procedure - is performed in an outpatient setting.  Your doctor may remove polyps or tissue samples for further tests or treat any problems while the colonoscopy is under way.

    Learn more about colonoscopies and what to expect before, during and after the procedure.

    Convenient Scheduling - Direct Access and More

    To make it as easy as possible for you to schedule a colonoscopy, some Crozer-Keystone physicians now offer "direct access" scheduling for patients who are between the ages of 50 and 75, asymptomatic and in generally good health. This means you get a colonoscopy on your first visit with no extra trips to the doctor’s office, saving you time.  If you don’t meet these criteria, we can still help you schedule your colonoscopy so fill out the online Appointment Request Form or call 1-877-CKHS-GI1 (1-877-254-7441) today.

    Advanced Endoscopic Treatment

    For those suffering from more complex disorders of the digestive tract, advanced endoscopic services are available to diagnose, evaluate and treat these disorders. Our gastroenterology team includes experts and specialists trained in Advanced Endoscopy - therapeutic and interventional procedures that minimize risk and offer patients less invasive therapy options.

    Contact Us

    Fill out the online Appointment Request Form or call our Gastroenterology Appointment Center Line at 1-877-CKHS-GI1 (1-877-254-7441) to request an appointment.  

    During weekdays, our representative will work to get you an appointment with a physician within 48 hours, and a procedure appointment at the location of your choice within two weeks. If you submit your request during night or weekend hours, someone will call you back on the next business day.