Gastroenterology is the field of medicine relating to the treatment of the gastrointestinal tract. Gastroenterologists focus on the treatment of diseases of the digestive system, this includes a range of organs starting at the mouth and ending at the rectum.
Gastroenterology services in Brooksville, Florida
We know how digestive conditions can cause discomfort and interfere with your everyday life.
The skilled gastroenterology specialists at HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital are here for you. Our digestive health team is expertly trained to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Using advanced technology and procedures, we provide the high-quality care you need to improve your GI health.
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Gastric and intestinal conditions we treat
Our gastroenterologists are experts in their field and are here to help by diagnosing and treating any GI issues you may have, including:
- Barrett's esophagus
- Colon polyps
- Ulcers of the GI tract
GI treatments and services
We offer an array of procedures to treat GI-related conditions and improve your overall digestive health. Some of these services include:
Our radiologists provide various diagnostic imaging services to help your GI doctor diagnose any possible gastric disorders or diseases you may have. Many of our imaging services have been accredited by the American College of Radiology and can also help with early detection of colon cancer.
A colonoscopy is used to detect abnormalities in the colon and rectum. It uses a small, flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end, which is inserted into the rectum.
Colonoscopies are used to:
- Diagnose various digestive health issues
- Perform biopsies
- Remove polyps
A colonoscopy is the most common method used to screen for colorectal cancer.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
During ERCP, a dye is injected into the bile and pancreatic ducts using a flexible video endoscope. Real-time X-ray is used to outline the bile ducts and pancreas. Often, this procedure is performed to view blockages of the bile duct from either stones or stricture.
This procedure uses a flexible high-definition video scope to directly view the digestive tract — from the mouth to the small intestine. It can be used to:
- Diagnose digestive disorders
- Monitor any existing conditions
- Perform biopsies and interventions of the gallbladder and bile duct
- Remove harmful substances, including stone removal
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