Gastroenterology

Nearly​ ​1​ ​in​ ​4​ ​Americans​ ​are​ ​affected​ ​by​ ​digestive​ ​conditions, but​ ​often ​symptoms​ ​are​ ​ignored and​ ​left​ ​untreated,​ ​causing​ ​increased​ ​discomfort​ ​and​ ​potential​ ​complications. RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group gastroenterologists are board certified specialists who can help diagnose and treat gastrointestinal diseases that affect the stomach, bowels, or any area in the digestive tract.

Conditions treated by our board-certified gastroenterologists include:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatic conditions
  • Heartburn
  • GERD
  • Acid reflux
  • Gallstones
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Celiac disease
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Colon cancer
  • And more

How Are Digestive Disorders Diagnosed?

Below are examples of diagnostic and testing procedures available at RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group's gastroenterologists offices:

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) – This is a combination of endoscopy and X-ray procedures, which help diagnose and treat conditions of the bile and pancreatic ducts. With this procedure, you will be sedated as the doctor inserts a tube-like camera down the esophagus and into the stomach. This will allow the doctor to examine the ducts for any damage or abnormalities.
  • Manometry – This test is often used to diagnose the cause of heartburn, swallowing difficulties, and chest pains not related to the heart. Manometry measures how well the throat is able to move stomach down the throat and into the stomach. It also gives the doctor a chance to examine the valve connecting the stomach to the esophagus.
  • Capsule Endoscopy – This is a noninvasive test where you swallow a pill that contains a small camera. The camera will take pictures as it travels through the digestive system. These pictures aresent to a wireless recorder that you will wear around your waist. This exam is useful for detecting polyps and other abnormalities in the stomach. The capsule endoscopy will leave your body on its own in a couple of days.
  • BRAVO™ Reflux Testing – This test allows your doctor to measure the frequency and severity of acid reflux symptoms so that they can help you better manage them. A small capsule will be attached to the esophagus. This capsule will measure pH levels in the esophagus and send them to a wireless recorder worn on a belt around your waist.

To make an appointment with one of our gastroenterologists, please visit our Physician Locator to find a provider near you. You can make an appointment online, call the office or visit healthconnect.rwjbh.org/hcweb to book directly.