Our GI Services
At Gastroenterology Specialists of Frederick, we offer a wide range of tests and treatments for GI conditions. We perform routine tests to keep you healthy, and can treat any problems you’re having. Here are some of the common services we provide:
GI Consultation & Care
Treatment of abdominal pain, abnormal liver tests, colorectal cancer screening, constipation, diarrhea, diverticulitis, diverticulosis, gallbladder disease, gi tract bleeding, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, peptic ulcer disease, swallowing disorders, EGD pre-op prior to gastric bypass surgery, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatic and biliary disorders.
Bravo pH monitoring is a patient-friendly test for identifying the cause of heartburn. This test allows your doctor to evaluate your heartburn symptoms to determine the frequency and duration of acid coming up into your esophagus and to confirm if your condition may be GERD.
Colonoscopy is a procedure used to see inside the colon and rectum. Colonoscopy can detect inflamed tissue, ulcers, and abnormal growths. The procedure is used to look for early signs of colorectal cancer and can help doctors diagnose unexplained changes in bowel habits, abdominal pain, bleeding from the anus, and weight loss.
Upper GI endoscopy is a procedure that uses a lighted, flexible endoscope to see inside the upper GI tract. The upper GI tract includes the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum—the first part of the small intestine.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (en-doh-SKAH-pik REH-troh-grayd koh-LAN-jee-oh-PANG-kree-uh-TAH-gruh-fee) (ERCP) enables the physician to diagnose problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas.
Esophageal dilation is a procedure that allows your doctor to dilate, or stretch, a narrowed area of your esophagus.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure used to see the sigmoid colon and rectum. Flexible sigmoidoscopy can detect inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, and ulcers. The procedure is used to look for early signs of cancer and can help doctors diagnose unexplained changes in bowel habits, abdominal pain, bleeding from the anus, and weight loss.
The PillCam SB 3 video capsule enables your doctor to examine your entire small intestine.
SmartPill Capsule is a single-use, ingestible capsule that measure pressure, pH and temperature throughout the entire GI tract.