The digestive system is made up of organs that work together to make food into energy. They include the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (which includes the rectum) and anus. If you or a loved one are suffering with digestive problems, Carolinas HealthCare System can help. Our gastroenterologists offer a full range of services to detect, diagnose and treat disorders of the digestive system and liver.

Our Digestive Health Services

We provide screening, management and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, and for those of the liver and biliary (gallbladder and bile ducts) tract.

Conditions diagnosed and treated include:
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain
  • Liver and biliary tract diseases – chronic hepatitis, gallstones

The Digestive Health team also provides specialized care to patients with diseases of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas. To learn more, please visit our liver program pages:

We perform the following procedures:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Upper endoscopy
Colon Cancer Screenings

Colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy use a thin flexible tube with a camera at the end to look at the colon. While a colonoscopy examines the entire colon, a sigmoidoscopy looks at just part of the colon. Both are used to screen for colon cancer. Sometimes the screening reveals a mass of tissue called a polyp and some polyps can develop into cancer. Most polyps can be removed during a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy.

Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy may be used for the following reasons:
  • Anemia (usually when no other cause has been found)
  • Blood in the stool or black, tarry stools
  • Symptoms such as abdominal pain, changes in bowel movements or weight loss
  • Inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
  • Follow-up of a previous finding, such as polyps or colon cancer
Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy examines the lining of the esophagus, stomach and upper intestine with a small camera inserted down the throat.

Your doctor may order an upper endoscopy if you have any of the following conditions or symptoms:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Chronic liver disease or cirrhosis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Feeling full sooner than normal or after
    eating less than usual
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Narrowing or tumors of the esophagus
  • Swallowing difficulties or pain with swallowing
  • Unexplained anemia

Schedule Your Colonoscopy Today

Call 704-512-6916 or Take Our Online Risk Assessment.

Digestive Health Locations

Carolinas HealthCare System Digestive Health
1025 Morehead Medical Drive, Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-355-4593
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Carolinas HealthCare System Digestive Health - Denver
1585 Forney Creek Parkway, Suite 2350
Denver, NC 28037
Phone: 908-212-4000
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Carolinas HealthCare System Digestive Health - Lincoln
441 McAlister Road, Suite 2100
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Phone: 980-212-4000
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Carolinas HealthCare System Digestive Health - Pineville (Opening July, 2016)
10502 Park Road, Suite 150
Charlotte, NC 28210
Phone: 704-667-0520
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Carolinas Gastroenterology Center - Ballantyne
15110 John J. Delaney Drive. Suite 120
Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: 704-512-2140
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Carolinas Gastroenterology Center - Medical Center Plaza
1001 Blythe Blvd. Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-355-4178
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Charlotte Medical Clinic - Medical Center Plaza
1001 Blythe Blvd., 
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-355-5100
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Mecklenburg Medical Group - Matthews
332 N. Trade St.
Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: 704-302-8500
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Mecklenburg Medical Group - Museum
3030 Randolph Road, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-302-8200
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Mecklenburg Medical Group - NorthCross 16455 Statesville Road, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28078
Phone: 704-302-8600
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Stanly Gastroenterology and Digestive Health Center
923 North Second St., Suite 204
Albemarle, NC 28001
Phone: 704-986-6662
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Liver Treatment Centers Locations

Transplant Hepatology
1025 Morehead Medical Drive, Suite 600
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-355-6649
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