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GI/Endoscopy

A healthy digestive system is essential for the body to function properly. Brandywine Hospital offers gastrointestinal (GI) services, including endoscopy, to help doctors diagnose and treat GI issues and get your digestive system back on track.

Gastroenterology is a specialized field of medicine that involves evaluation and management of problems related to the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon) and rectum, gallbladder, pancreas, liver and bile ducts. Gastroenterologists treat many conditions involving the activity and disease of the digestive organs, but some of the most common include Colonscopy, Treatment of Hepatitis C, Hemorrhoid Treatment, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and GERD.

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a tool used to diagnose issues of the colon. With a lighted tube called an “endoscope”, our doctors are able to view the large intestine in its entirety, in detail, one small section ...


Capsule Endoscopy

A capsule endoscopy helps doctors examine the small intestine. Because traditional procedures, such as an upper endoscopy or colonoscopy, cannot reach this part of the bowel, capsule endoscopy may be...


GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that is caused by gastric acid flowing from the stomach into the esophagus. Gastroesophageal refers to the stomach and esophagus and refl...


Hemorrhoid Treatment

Hemorrhoids are veins, normally present in and around the anus and lower rectum that have become swollen due to stretching under pressure. These are very common in both men and women and about half t...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an intestinal disorder that causes cramps, pain, gas, bloating and changes in bowel habits. IBS is a functional disorder because there is no sign of disease when the ...

Treatment of Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C (known as HCV, once called non-A, non-B hepatitis) is a liver disease caused by a blood-borne virus. Discovered in 1989, this strain of acute viral hepatitis causes approximately 20,000 n...


Upper Endoscopy

An EGD (upper endoscopy) is a procedure that allows the doctor to examine the inside of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum with an endoscope, which is guided into the mouth and throat, then into the...