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St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport CT

Gastroenterology

St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport CT Department Of MedicineGastroenterology at St. Vincent’s encompasses the collaborative expertise of specialists able to examine, diagnose, treat and manage digestive diseases and conditions that range from heartburn to organ failure. 

Gastroenterology at St. Vincent’s examines the digestive system and its disorders, which can range from gastritis and ulcers to various cancers. St. Vincent’s board-certified, experienced gastroenterologists offer a comprehensive approach to providing complete care for their patients.

Drawing on their access to leading-edge technologies and equipment, and with the ability to bring together, as needed, a multidisciplinary team drawn from specialists across the broad spectrum of disciplines encompassed by the hospital, our gastroenterologists provide screening, testing, diagnostic and prevention services to their patients.

Highly respected specialists, they are dedicated to responding to these problems with treatment plans specific to the individual patient that will prove successful while taking care to consider their patient’s comfort.

Types of screening

Types of screening include colonoscopy and endoscopy, and patients are generally referred by their primary care physicians.

Procedures

Should you need to have a procedure done, it will be performed in our Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgical Suite. Click in to see a list of GI procedures performed at St. Vincent's.

Signs and symptoms of digestive problems

Signs and symptoms of a potential digestive system problem that gastroenterologists investigate include: 

  • Blood in the stool
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Heartburn not relieved by antacids

Diseases and conditions of the digestive system include:

  • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) 
  • celiac disease 
  • ulcers 
  • stomach cancer 
  • colorectal cancer
  • gastritis 
  • irritable bowel syndrome 
  • Crohn's disease 
  • Hepatitis
  • diverticular disease
  • lactose intolerance
  • inflammatory bowel disease

As a member of St. Vincent’s community of disparate, skilled medical experts, our gastroenterologists are able to consult and collaborate with specialists in all hospital services, from cancer care to surgery and beyond, on behalf of their patients’ best interests.

Conditions and diseases our gastroenterologists treat include: 

  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Biliary disorders
  • GERD
  • Celiac disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Liver cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic cysts and cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Ulcerative colitis

Contact us

To find a St. Vincent’s physician who can discuss your health concerns or those of a loved one, please click on our FIND A DOCTOR tool and search by specialty, practice, location or keyword. We’re here to help you locate the medical expert you need.

To speak with a St. Vincent's Care Line representative, call (877) 255-7847

To speak with somone at the front desk of the Medical Center, please call (203) 576-6000

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