Gastroenterology Services

at Adventist Health Glendale

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The medical specialty of gastroenterology focuses on diseases and disorders of the digestive system, which includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, bile ducts and liver.

Gastroenterology services at Adventist Health Glendale include a comprehensive range of procedures—from routine screenings to advanced endoscopic interventions—for those who may be suffering from digestive system issues.

When to see a gastroenterologist

Sometimes it can be hard to know when concerns about or symptoms of a digestive system issue require more than just monitoring or treatment at home. Here are some reasons to consider seeing a gastroenterologist:

  • Ongoing constipation or diarrhea
  • Frequent or severe heartburn/reflux
  • Abdominal pain or bloating
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
  • Iron-deficiency anemia
  • Routine screening, such as colonoscopy (starting at age 45)
  • Family history of digestive system cancer

Conditions we treat

Adventist Health Glendale’s provider treats the most common and important conditions of the digestive tract, including:

  • Cancer
  • Hepatitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn)
  • Ulcers
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colitis
  • Gallbladder and biliary tract disease
  • Nutritional problems
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Crohn’s disease

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Surgical treatment

When diet and lifestyle changes aren’t enough, surgical treatment of gastrointestinal disorders may be necessary. Learn more about the surgical options available at Adventist Health Glendale.

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We’re here for you

Gastrointestinal issues can affect men and women of any age and many times can be the result of other factors impacting health. Early intervention by a gastroenterologist is vital to receiving the proper diagnosis and treatment.