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Gastroenterology

Digestive diseases can involve many areas of the body. That’s why it’s important to seek experts who can pinpoint the cause of your symptoms and provide the proper treatment. 

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M Health Fairview doctors diagnose and treat digestive conditions ranging from simple to complex, including disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, liver, and bile ducts.

Our Approach

The same doctors you see in our clinics are nationally recognized for their research and advancement in treating many gastrointestinal conditions.

We are proud to be:
  • One of only four institutions in the U.S. to be awarded a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant for our pancreatic cancer research
  • International leaders in treating pancreatitis with surgeons who pioneered total pancreatectomy and islet auto-transplantation (TP-IAT), a complex surgery used to treat the condition, which can help patients prevent or minimize diabetes
  • The largest internationally recognized colorectal fellowship training program in the United States; our colon and rectal surgeons specialize in treating severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and pelvic floor cancers using minimally invasive robotic surgery
  • A national leader in the number of ERCPs we perform annually. An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram, or ERCP, is a test that combines the use of a flexible, lighted scope with X-ray pictures to examine the tubes that drain the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.

Endoscopy services

Digestive conditions are often diagnosed and treated using endoscopic procedures. Our endoscopy department, where we perform both routine and advanced procedures, offers the latest instruments with high-resolution imaging capabilities.

M Health Fairview experts offer coordinated care when it comes to diagnosing a wide range of disorders. When necessary, our endoscopic specialists work with a team of radiologists and surgeons to determine the best course of treatment for each patient.

Conditions We Treat

Our team of specialist have expertise in treating many conditions, including the following:

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Airway Clearance Therapies

Airway clearance therapies help people manage the symptoms of cystic fibrosis and other lung conditions. Airway clearance therapies can take a variety of forms, but all are easy to perform and involve coughing or huffing ─ taking a breath and holding it, then actively exhaling.
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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a potentially life-saving examination of the entire lower digestive system the colon and rectum. It is performed by a gastroenterologist using a long, thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope that has a camera on the end.
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Endoscopy

An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end. Endoscopes enable specialists such as gastroenterologists, colon and rectal surgeons and thoracic surgeons to see inside the body without surgery.
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Esophageal Manometry Study

Esophageal Manometry is a special test to determine the strength and coordination of the muscles in your esophagus as you drink and/or eat. The esophagus is a muscular hollow tube that connects the mouth and stomach.
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Preconception and Pregnancy Planning Clinic (IPREPP Clinic)

We want to address any concerns you have and help you find answers about safely managing your IBD during pregnancy
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment Program

Our multidisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, health psychologists and nutritionists, work together to develop individualized treatment plans to improve your quality of life and get your disease under control.
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Nutrition Therapy

Cystic fibrosis (CF) can affect the pancreas which produces enzymes and fluids to help you digest food. This can cause a number of digestive problems from poor absorption of food and nutrients to gas and constipation and blockage in the digestive tract.
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Pancreas Surgery

Pancreas surgery can be required for several conditions, including pancreatitis and pancreas cancer. Chronic pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. It can be caused by many conditions, including gallstones, heredity or structural issues involving your pancreatic duct drainage.
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Sweat Testing

People with cystic fibrosis (CF) have more salt (sodium and chloride) in their sweat than other people. Measuring the amount of salt in a person’s sweat is the preferred way to diagnose CF. Sweat testing is painless, fast and reliable.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Enteroscopy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Nutrition Services
  • Kidney Paired Exchange
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Treatments
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