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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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