Upper Gastroenterology (GI) Treatments

Upper Gastroenterology (GI) problems can cause trouble swallowing, heartburn, stomachaches, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids and other symptoms.

Your upper GI system includes your mouth, pharynx (throat), esophagus, stomach and the first part of your small intestine (duodenum). Problems in any of these parts can cause discomfort. Your doctor can treat some of the symptoms, but you may need tests to find the cause. These tests include:

  • Capsule Endoscopy – A capsule that contains a mini camera is swallowed, then it moves through the digestive tract recording pictures until it leaves through the bowels
  • Endosonography/endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) – A tube with a camera and ultrasound device is placed in the mouth and goes down to the stomach to capture pictures created with sound waves

Our gastrointestinal specialists find the cause of your symptoms, treat the problem if possible and recommend ways to improve your quality of life.

Aurora Health Care's gastrointestinal specialists are experienced in upper GI treatment.

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