Providing a Gut Check

If life is a highway, your digestive system is one of the roads most traveled. Every time you eat, your food takes a long and twisty trek as it is broken down, absorbed by the body, and converted into energy.

As with any road, there are bumps and potholes that can develop along the way. If digestive distress is keeping you parked at home. Virtua’s board-certified gastroenterologists can help with the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available.

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Why Choose Virtua for GI Care?

Experienced Team

Finding the right physician to care for your digestive problem is key. Virtua has more than 50 gastroenterologists (GIs) in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties with the expertise to get you back to feeling your best. 

You also have rapid access to a multi-disciplinary team of specialists through Virtua's GI and Digestive Health program. This includes gastroenterologists, dietitians for nutrition therapy, interventional gastroenterologist, hepatologists, colorectal surgeons, thoracic surgeons, and oncologists who collaborate to evaluate treatment options and expedite advanced interventions.

Conditions We Treat

Gastrointestinal disorders may be uncomfortable or unpleasant to discuss. However, through early diagnosis, they’re often successfully treated. 

Conditions include:

• Barrett's esophagus: damage due to long-term exposure to stomach acid
• Bile duct disease: including stones, strictures, and cholangiocarincoma
• Celiac disease: immune reaction triggered by eating gluten  
• Diarrhea and constipation
• Diverticulitis: infection in small pouches in the digestive tract  
• Esophageal cancer
• Fecal incontinence 
• Gallbladder disorders: including cholecystitis and gallstones
• Gastritis: inflammation of the stomach lining 
• Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): heartburn
• Helicobacter pylori: infection of the stomach
• Hepatitis: including hepatitis C
• Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
• Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) 
• Liver disease: including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) 
• Pancreatic disease: including pancreatitis and pancreatic pseudocyst 
• Swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
• Ulcers

Treatments and Procedures

Virtua provides the most advanced diagnostic methods and treatment options for conditions ranging from acid reflux and irritable bowel disease to hepatitis and cancer. Our experienced team works closely with you to develop a personalized plan that’s right for you and your lifestyle.

Procedures include:

• Colonoscopy: examination of the colon and rectum for abnormalities (polyps)
• Upper endoscopy: examination of the upper digestive system
• Capsule endoscopy: wireless camera for viewing digestive tract
• Flexible sigmoidoscopy: examination of the lower colon
• Esophageal dilation: treatment for swallowing problems
• Esophageal manometry: measures pressure in esophagus
• Esophageal pH monitoring: measures acidity in the esophagus
• Barrx ablation: targeted treatment for Barrett’s esophagus
• Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): advanced imaging and intervention of the bile and pancreatic ducts
• Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS): advanced imaging the GI tract
• Helicobacter pylori breath test: to determine stomach lining infection
• Hydrogen breath test: to determine lactose intolerance
• Stenting of the GI tract
• Transient elastography: ultrasound to examine scaring of the liver
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