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Digestive Health & GI Surgery

FOR A REFERRAL TO AN RWJ GASTROENTEROLOGIST, CALL 888.MD.RWJUH. TO SCHEDULE AN ENDOSCOPY PROCEDURE, CALL 609.631.6930.

The knowledgeable and professional team at RWJ Hamilton includes highly trained physicians, registered nurses and medical endoscopy technicians who provide the highest quality gastroenterology care for our patients. RWJ Hamilton offers comprehensive healthcare for all gastroenterology-related diseases and/or disorders using the highest level of technology.

Our board certified gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons use advanced technologies, such as fiber optics, endoscopic ultrasound and lasers. These valuable tools allow for more accurate diagnosis and provide non-surgical treatment options for both admitted and same-day patients.

Conditions We Treat:

  • Reflux/ Heartburn (for patients unresponsive to other treatment)
  • Barretts Esophagus
  • Cancer of the stomach, esophagus, colon and liver
  • Celiac disease
  • Colitis/ Crohn' s disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dysphagia/ Odynophagia/ Achalasia
  • Gastric ulcer or tumors
  • GI bleed - Anemia/positive hemocult test bleeding varices
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Liver diseases; jaundice; pancreatitis/ pancreatic disease evaluation of non-cardiac chest pain
  • Motility disorders of the esophagus
  • Rectal bleed and hemorrhoids
  • Recurrent abdominal pain

Endoscopy services are also used for people experiencing change in bowel habits, preventive screening for polyps and follow up after colon cancer.

Diagnosis & Treatment

  • EGD (Esophagoduodenoscopy)
  • Biopsy check for damage due to recurrent heartburn with reflux
  • Malignancy screening with biopsy for surveillance for Barretts Esophagus, tumors or ulcers/ H. Pylori
  • Banding esophageal varices (variceal banding); dilation of esophagus for difficult swallowing
  • Insertion of stomach tube to supplement nutrition
  • Removal of foreign bodies
  • Colonoscopy and/or Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Preventative screening for polyps with Polypectomy
  • Sclerotherapy for rectal bleeding
  • Laser therapy for anemia disorders or lower GI bleed
  • Biopsy check for diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (ERCP)
  • Removal of biliary obstruction (removal of stones) from common bile duct

Endoscopy is also used for a variety of diagnostic and post-surgical follow-up procedures, including:

  • Diagnosis of tumor, strictures, manometric evaluation of common bile duct
  • Measurement of strength and coordination of muscular activity of esophagus and sphincters
  • Evaluation of non-cardiac chest pain
  • Evaluation of Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Follow-up evaluation for ulcer healing
  • Pre-operative evaluation prior to laparoscopic surgery
  • 24-hour PH monitoring
  • Esophageal manometry