Diseases, Disorders & Procedures

Following is a list of some of the digestive disorders you may experience:

• Acid Reflux [upper]
• Acute or Chronic Abdominal Pain [upper, lower]
• Bloating [upper]
• Blood in Stool [upper, lower]
• Bloody Diarrhea [lower]
• Chest Pain, No Cardiac Problem Found [upper]
• Chronic Diarrhea [lower]
• Consistent Nausea and Vomiting [upper]
• Difficulty In Swallowing [upper]
• General Weakness [upper, lower]
• Loss of Appetite [upper]
• Nausea and Vomiting [upper]
• Rectal Bleeding [lower]
• Right Upper Quandrant Pain [upper, liver/pancreas]
• Unable to Eat [upper]
• Vomiting Blood [upper]
• Yellowing of Skin [liver/pancreas]

Following is a list of some of the gastrointestinal diseases or disorders you may have which can be treated at St. Vincent Medical Center:

• Acute Pancreatitis [liver/pancreas]
• Anemia [upper, lower]
• Abnormal CAT-Scan /Ultrasound Study [upper, lower, liver/pancreas]
• Abnormal Liver Panel [liver/pancreas}
• Abnormal Upper GI Series [upper]
• Abnormal Barium Enema Study [lower]
• Barrett’s Esophagus [upper]
• Chronic Pancreatitis [liver/pancreas]
• Cirrhosis of the Liver [upper]
• Colitis [lower]
• Colon Polyps [lower]
• Colon Tumor /Cancer [lower]
• Common Bile Duct Stones [liver/pancreas]
• Common Bile Duct Stricture [liver/pancreas]
• Common Bile Duct Tumor [liver/pancreas]
• Crohn’s Disease [lower]
• Diverticulosis & Diverticulitis [lower]
• Duodenitis [upper]
• Duodenal Ulcer [upper]
• Dysphagia [upper]
• Esophageal Stricture [upper]
• Esophageal Ulcer [upper]
• Esophageal Tumor /Cancer [upper]
• Esophageal Varices [upper]
• Esophagitis [upper]
• Gallstones (common bile duct stones) [liver/pancreas]
• Gastric Cancer [upper]
• Gastric Ulcer [upper]
• Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease [upper]
• Gastric Varices [upper]
• Gastritis [upper]
• Gastric Outlet Obstruction [upper]
• Gastric Polyp [upper]
• Gastro-Intestinal Bleeding [upper, lower]
• Helicobacter Pylori [upper]
• Hemorrhoids, Bleeding Hemorrhoids [lower]
• Hiatal Hernia [upper]
• Liver Tumors [liver/pancreas]
• Obstructive Jaundice [liver/pancreas]
• Pancreatic Tumors [liver/pancreas]
• Peptic Ulcer Disease [upper]
• Stricture [upper, lower, liver/pancreas]
• Ulcerative Colitis, Ischemic Colitis [lower]

Following is a list of some of the procedures performed by the experienced medical team at St. Vincent Medical Center:

• Colonoscopy
• Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP)
• Upper Endoscopy

The Gastroenterology Laboratory is located on the first floor of the hospital and performs many diagnostic and interventional endoscopy procedures.

Diagnostic Upper Endoscopy
Interventional Endoscopy (including one or more of the following):

• Ablation of Tumor
• Band Ligation
• Cautery (laser/bicap/argon plasma)
• Control of Bleeding
• Dilation
• Foreign Body Removal
• Jejunostomy Tube Insertion
• Percutaneous Gastrostomy Tube Insertion
• Polypectomy
• Replacement of Gastrostomy Tube
• Replacement of Jejunostomy Tube
• Sclerotherapy
• Stent Placement

Diagnostic Colonoscopy
Interventional Colonoscopy (includes one or more of the following):

• Ablation of Tumor
• Band Ligation of Hemorrhoids
• Cautery (laser/bicap/argon plasma)
• Control of Bleeding
• Dilation
• Foreign Body Removal
• Polypectomy
• Stent Placement

Diagnostic Sigmoidoscopy
Interventional Sigmoidoscopy (includes one or more of the following):

• Ablation of Tumor
• Band Ligation of Hemorrhoids
• Cautery (laser/bicap/argon plasma)
• Control of Bleeding
• Dilation
• Foreign Body Removal
• Polypectomy
• Stent Placement

Diagnostic Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP)
Interventional Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (includes one or more of the following):

• Control of Bleeding
• Dilatation
• Lithotripsy
• Papillotomy
• Stone Removal
• Stent Placement
• Percutaneous Liver Biopsy