Digestive Diseases and Gastroenterology
Most people in their lifetimes will experience gastrointestinal problems, such as heartburn, reflux or irritable bowel syndrome, that may need treatment. Our team of gastroenterology (GI) experts at Progress West offers a comprehensive range of GI resources using new techniques and equipment to diagnose and treat digestive diseases of the upper and lower GI tracts such as the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, the large intestine, colon, rectum, liver, gall bladder, biliary tract and pancreas. We diagnose and treat both routine and more complex conditions including:
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Gastroesophageol reflux disease (GERD)
Colon polyps and cancer
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should talk with your doctor about scheduling an appointment with one of our GI specialists.
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal swelling
- Excessive gas
- Change in bowel habit (constipation or diarrhea)
- Blood in the stool
- Persistent heartburn
- Unexplained weight loss
- Nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty swallowing
At Progress West, you can expect the highest quality of care for general GI procedures such as upper endoscopy, colonoscopy and colorectal cancer screening.
Who Should Have a Screening Colonoscopy?
A common procedure recommended by the American Cancer Society for everyone beginning at the age of 50 is a screening colonoscopy and for anyone with parents, siblings or children with a history of colorectal cancer or polyps. It's a safe method for examining the full lining of the colon and rectum and is used to evaluate gastrointestinal symptoms, diagnose colon and rectum problems, perform biopsies and remove colon polyps.
Call 636.344.1025 to schedule a screening colonoscopy. To pre-register for your GI procedure, call 636.344.1109 as soon as you're scheduled.