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Digestive Health

Digestive Health Diagnostics

Your doctor may recommend a certain diagnostic procedure to find out why you experience digestive issues. At Adventist HealthCare, you benefit from sophisticated technology that helps your physician make an accurate diagnosis, so you can get treatment tailored to you.

Detecting & Diagnosing Gastrointestinal Conditions

Trust Adventist HealthCare’s gastrointestinal specialists to help you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible during any test, including:

  • Colonoscopy – Examines the inner lining of your entire large intestine
  • Colorectal cancer screening – Detects signs of colon cancer, one of the most preventable cancers; call 301-315-3507 for details about free screenings for qualified Montgomery County residents
  • Endoscopic ultrasound – Creates sound waves that form a picture of your digestive tract
  • Esophagus tests
    • Bravo® wireless pH monitoring – Uses a capsule to collect information that helps a doctor diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
    • Esophageal manometry – Relies on a small, pressure-sensitive tube to determine whether your esophagus contracts and relaxes correctly
  • ERCP – Examines your liver, gallbladder or pancreas with an endoscope, a thin, flexible viewing tool
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy – Looks at the inner lining of the lower part of your large intestine
  • Percutaneous liver biopsy and transjugular liver biopsy – Remove a sample of tissue for examination
  • Upper GI endoscopy – Checks the lining of the esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine

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Find an Adventist HealthCare affiliated doctor by calling our FREE physician referral service at 1-800-642-0101 or by searching our online physician directory.

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