Approximately 70 million people in the United States are affected by digestive diseases. If you are one of them, you know that you find yourself missing out on some of the simple joys in life such as eating your favorite foods, traveling and vacationing and simply – not having pains. These disorders are typically treatable but without treatment can progress rapidly evolving into more severe disorders.
A gastroenterologist is a physician specializing in the treatment of disorders of the digestive system, including illnesses related to the esophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, intestines and colon. Jameson’s gastroenterologists diagnose disorders, prescribe levels of treatment and perform exploratory procedures and corrective surgeries.
- Chronic Constipation
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease / “Acid Reflux”
- Gastrointestinal Infections
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac Disease)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Liver Disease
- Peptic Ulcer Disease
- Viral Hepatitis (Hepatitis A, B & C)
Endoscopy is used to perform studies and diagnose gastrointestinal disorders by looking inside the body with a scope. Upper GI endoscopy is performed to identify: ulcers, abnormal growths, precancerous conditions, bowel obstruction, inflammation and hiatal hernia. It can be used to detect the source of: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, swallowing difficulties, gastric reflux, unexplained weight loss, anemia and bleeding in the upper GI tract.
Jameson’s endoscopy suites are located at UPMC Jameson.
Select a Gastroenterologist
To learn more about our gastroenterologists on staff at Jameson, search by physician specialty at: Find a Doctor.