Gastroenterology Services

The gastroenterologists at Greenwich Hospital are board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. They provide a full range of services to treat conditions that include:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease ( Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gallbladder and bile duct diseases
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Malabsorption of nutrients and fats
  • Viral hepatitis (A, B, and C)
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Esophageal varices
  • Pancreatitis
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • Heartburn
  • Lactose intolerance

Expert Diagnosis and Treatment

Greenwich Hospital patients have access to the most advanced and least invasive endoscopic procedures available for diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal conditions. The Gastroenterology Services Department performs many outpatient and inpatient procedures at the main hospital, as medically needed. These include:

  • Colonoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic)
  • Upper intestinal endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic)
  • Endoscopic retrograde choledochoduodenoscopy (ERCP) and the removal of stones in the bile ducts
  • Feeding tubes (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy – PEG)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • BRAVO pH monitoring test
  • Radio frequency ablation for barretts esophagus
  • Laser endoscopy
  • Liver biopsy

For patients who require surgery, minimally invasive techniques are used to treat a wide range of conditions. Treatment includes:

  • Gall stone removal
  • Removal of polyps
  • Treatment of ulcers
  • Gastrostomy tube insertion
  • Removal of foreign objects