Expert treatment for diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract
The Division of Gastroenterology at Reliant Medical Group offers patients a wide range of diagnostic services and treatment options for diseases and disorders of the digestive tract as well as the liver and pancreas. Reliant Medical Group’s Division of Gastroenterology performs procedures at Saint Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center and The Endoscopy Center.
Reliant Medical Group gastroenterologists provide expert care in treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), abdominal pain, gallstones, peptic ulcers, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Hepatitis C (and other hepatic disorders), cirrhosis, pancreatitis, and many other problems. We are dedicated to offering our patients a wide array of medical and surgical options for their gastroenterological needs, including cancer screenings. Each year, Reliant Medical Group physicians perform thousands of colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer. Many of these procedures are performed at The Endoscopy Center, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliant Medical Group dedicated to outpatient endoscopic procedures.
Skilled in the latest minimally invasive procedures
Thanks to endoscopy, which utilizes an endoscope or colonscope to examine the digestive tract, Reliant Medical Group physicians can now treat many problems of the digestive tract less-invasively. These instruments allow surgeons to diagnose problems and perform biopsies and other procedures on an outpatient basis. All abnormal findings during endoscopic procedures are closely analyzed and patients are carefully monitored to ensure follow-up procedures are given appropriately.
During gastroenterological procedures, our physicians utilize a full RN clinical staff and endoscopic technicians for the utmost in patient safety. In addition, all physicians and staff are ACLS certified. Whether performing a routine colonoscopy screening or a more complex procedure, each member of Reliant Medical Group’s Division of Gastroenterology is dedicated to providing the best in clinical quality, safety and patient convenience.
Diseases treated by the Gastroenterology Department at Reliant Medical Group:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Crohn’s disease
- Hepatitis A, B, C, D & E
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Chronic idiopathic constipation
- Diverticular disease – Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
- Colorectal cancer
- Chronic constipation
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Gastroesophageal Reflex Disease (GERD)
- Barrett’s Esophagus
- Other gastroenterological disorders
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