Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington
Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington is a 119-bed acute care hospital that offers extensive diagnostic and treatment programs in digestive health.
Patients with various digestive disorders are seen in the Outpatient Gastrointestinal Clinic. These disorders include:
- difficulty in swallowing
- stomach ulcers
- bleeding during bowel movements
- colon polyps
- liver disorders
Diagnostic and treatment procedures
The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal problems. For accurate diagnosis, a lighted tube or endoscope is passed into the stomach, small or large intestine. A tissue sample for biopsy can also be obtained.
In addition, physicians can treat a number of disorders through the endoscope, thus avoiding surgery in some cases. Bleeding from ulcers or vessels, stone or tumor blockages of the bile duct, certain types of pancreatitis and narrowing of the food pipe causing difficulty swallowing are some of the problems which can be treated in this way.
Advanced cancer causing narrowing of the bowel can be treated by placing a self-expandable tube or stent in the occluded bowel tumor. This non-surgical procedure helps to widen the lumen and improves patient comfort.
Screening for colorectal cancer is also available.
The following gastroenterologists have admitting privileges at Aurora Memorial Hospital at Burlington.