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Gastroenterology

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Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the medical specialty that treats problems related to the digestive system or gastrointestinal tract (GI). This includes the stomach, intestines, and related organs, such as the esophagus, liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

GI problems include:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Ulcers
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Heartburn
  • Cancer of the colon, liver, gastrointestinal tract and pancreas
  • Obesity

Virtua's board-certified gastroenterologists perform procedures such as colonoscopies, ultrasounds, endoscopies and biopsies to diagnose GI disorders. They also prescribe treatments ranging from medication to minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat the following conditions:

  • Bowel disorders
  • Colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Celiac disease and other intestinal disorders
  • Colon and other digestive cancers
  • Diarrhea
  • Gall bladder problems
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Esophagus disorders
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Liver cancer
  • Obesity
  • Ostomy
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pediatric Crohn's and Colitis
  • Pediatric gastroenterology problems
  • Rectal cancer
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Ulcers

Virtua Memorial houses the area's first Heartburn Center. The center provides:

  • Board-certified gastroenterologists
  • Advanced technology for diagnosing and treating GERD
  • Complete range of treatment options from medication to surgery

Virtua also provides New Beginnings, a professional program for those who choose surgery to achieve their weight loss goals. The New Beginning's team includes: surgeons, behavioral therapists, certified bariatric nurses, dieticians and exercise professionals.

Learn more about Virtua's New Beginnings program and weight loss surgery.