Find relief from digestive complications

Heartburn. Indigestion. Diarrhea. Upset stomach. Most of us experience these symptoms from time to time. But did you know these symptoms could also be pointing to a more serious digestive issue? Antacids and over-the-counter medications can temporarily relieve the symptoms, but we offer a variety of techniques and treatments to help detect, diagnose and treat a variety of digestive disorders at the source.

Commonly treated digestive conditions include:

  • Achalasia
  • Anemia/Blood loss
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer Surveillance
  • Diverticulosis
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroparesis
  • Irritable Bowel Disease
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Hepatitis C
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease(GERD)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease

Our team will work with you to determine if you might benefit from our wide range of endoscopy services and therapies for prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Our Digestive Disease Services

  • Colonoscopy
  • Bravo pH Monitoring System (tests pH levels in the esophagus to evaluate heartburn and acid reflux symptoms and plan treatments for GERD)
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (or EGD, a procedure used to diagnose and treat conditions in the upper gastrointestinal tract)
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (or ERCP, a test used to examine the bile ducts, pancreatic duct and gallbladder)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (endoscopic imaging of the digestive tract and nearby organs such as pancreas, liver, and lymph nodes)
  • Esophageal manometry (tests for swallowing issues)
  • Polypectomy (removal of polyps in colon or stomach)
  • Esophageal dilation (which enables your doctor to widen your esophagus)
  • Biliary stenting (procedure to open a blocked bile duct)
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG, or feeding tube)
  • Foreign body removal
  • Ano-rectal Manometry (study for the treatment of fecal incontinence and chronic constipation)
  • Single Balloon Enteroscopy (diagnostic evaluation of the small bowel)
  • Radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus and Radiation Proctitis
  • GI Bleed control modalities (Esophageal Banding, Sclerotherapy and Thermocagulation)

The Digestive Center at Shelby Baptist

If you’re suffering from constant heartburn or acid reflux, it may be time to find out the real cause.

Heartburn can be symptom of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which is caused by the gastric acid flowing from the stomach into the esophagus. If left untreated, GERD can damage the esophagus, and may increase your risk for esophageal cancer.

You don’t have to hurt. The Digestive Center at Shelby Baptist can help relieve your symptoms now and treat the cause of your GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) to prevent future health problems. Our GI specialists will build an individualized treatment plan based on your condition, your needs and the life you lived before the pain.

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