Adena’s Gastroenterology Services

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  • Adena Regional Medical Center

Gastroenterology is the field of medicine that treats conditions related to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. That refers to any part of the body that has to with digestion, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

If you have GI problems like heartburn, GERD or ulcers, you’re not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health’s National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, about 60 million to 70 million people in the U.S. are affected by digestive diseases, resulting in about 13.5 million hospitalizations nationwide.

At Adena, our gastroenterology department offers the most advanced diagnostic tools, including upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound and ERCP. Once we know the problem, we will work with you to determine the best treatment plan. In some cases, a lifestyle alteration — such as changing your diet — is all that is needed. For some conditions, our Ohio stomach doctors might recommend prescription medications. And if surgery is necessary, our skilled surgeons can treat a wide variety of gastrointestinal conditions.

Conditions We Treat

At Adena Regional Medical Center, our board-certified gastroenterologist diagnoses and treats a variety of conditions and concerns, including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Colitis
  • Colon cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Esophageal reflux
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) & Heartburn
  • Hepatitis
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Liver disease (including cirrhosis)
  • Ulcers 

Maintaining a Healthy GI Tract

One of the best things you can do to keep your digestive system healthy and happy is to eat a healthy diet. First, make sure you get plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits (nine servings daily is recommended). Whole grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy are also part of a healthy diet. Take advice from doctors that specialize in the stomach and gastrointestinal conditions: try to avoid as much saturated and trans fats as you can, and for the healthiest diet, stay away from processed foods.

If you have a digestive problem, talk to your doctor, or call us at 740-779-8530. Learn more about diagnostic tests.

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