Providing a Gut Check for Your Digestive System
If life is a highway, your digestive system is one of the roads most traveled. Every time you eat something, 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. You may experience burning in the chest after eating, belching, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or other discomfort that could keep you parked at home. Virtua’s board-certified gastroenterologists are here to provide the latest diagnostic and treatment options for digestive system conditions, including:
- Barrett's esophagus
- Celiac disease
- Crohn's disease
- Diarrhea and constipation
- Gallbladder problems
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Hepatitis, including hepatitis C
- Irritable bowel disease (IBD)
- Liver disease
- Pancreas disease
- Pediatric gastrointestinal (GI) disorders
- Peptic ulcers
- Swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
Our gastroenterologists perform procedures such as upper GI endoscopy, capsule endoscopy (PillCam), endoscopic ultrasound, colonoscopy, ultrasound, and biopsy to diagnose and develop treatment plans for your digestive disorder.
Treatments generally range from medication to minimally invasive surgical procedures. If you require more extensive intervention, the GI team works collaboratively with our experienced general surgeons and oncologists, if needed, to treat your condition and get you back to your normal routine.
Specializing in Treatment of Liver Disease
Our hepatologists at the Virtua Centers for Liver Disease provide comprehensive care for all types of liver disease, including hepatitis B and C, fatty liver disease, liver cancer, cirrhosis (scarring) and liver failure. You also may be evaluated for a liver transplant at the Virtua Center for Organ Transplantation.